Eugenia Borgia Murray
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
2508 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY
Eugenia Borgia Murray, 84
Dedicated nurse and College of Staten Island instructor who enjoyed professional singing career in her youth
Eugenia Borgia Murray, 84, of Westerleigh, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2018, at the Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center on Staten Island.
Funeral service at the Matthew Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 12 noon. Family and friends may visit on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, from 2 to 6 p.m. Arrangements include a private cremation.
Born in Manhattan, Eugenia lived her early childhood in the Bronx before moving to Camden, N.J. She graduated from James Madison High School then the Bellevue School of Nursing in Manhattan. In 1955, she and two fellow nurses began to sing professionally as The Belle Aimes. After winning the Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, the trio was signed by Mickey Baker to Rainbow Records, changed their name to The Bonnie Sisters, and made a dozen records, toured around the country, and performed in the Apollo Theater with Count Basie and on the Dick Clark Show. Their hit, "Cry Baby" made the Billboard Hot 100 in 1956.
After returning to nursing, Eugenia met her husband, James Murray, while caring for his father. They and their children moved to Westerleigh in 1963 where she returned to college and graduated magna cum laude from Jersey City University College with a B.A. degree. She worked at the College of Staten Island as a senior lab tech and adjunct instructor for math, biology, and Adult Education.
Among her many accomplishments, Eugenia co-authored a nursing math book, "Dosage Calculations," was a contributing editor to a nursing review book, published several nursing articles and had a letter printed in Dear Abby regarding home hospice care. She was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society and was recognized for her achievements in Who's Who in American Nursing. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, and counted cross-stitch. She was also an accomplished cook, but as a devout Jehovah's Witness, she always said her favorite thing to do was conduct home Bible studies. Her congregation was Port Richmond.
Eugenia is survived by her two children, James Murray and his wife, Corinne Takasaki, and Nicholas Murray.
The family wishes to thank all those who cared for their mother over the last 12 months.

Matthew Funeral Home, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
at Willowbrook Road
Staten Island, N.Y. 10314
718) 761-5544
Published by Staten Island Advance on Oct. 26, 2018.
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Dear James Nick and family we were so heart broken to hear about your Mom Jeannie as we called her. we go back a long time and her and Jim is how we found the truth. our kids grew up together. our hearts are very sad and we look forward to a time when she will be back in the new world. please accept our sincere sorrow to you. a great loss of a wonderful friend and genuine person.

love Betty & Jim Sammarco
James & Betty Sammarco
November 25, 2018
Jim And Nick, sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Do you remember when she came with us to a concert? Is do we had a great time. Again my deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow.

Paul Finamopre
St Petersburg, fl
Paul Finamore
November 3, 2018
A beautiful, talented and giving woman will always be remembered for her care and accomplishments. R.I.P.
November 1, 2018
Mrs Murray was my former Calculations and Dosage Math teacher in nursing school. Always pleasant calm and professional. She had a bright smile. Rest in Peace.
Jean Paramito-Forte
October 27, 2018
dear james and corinne and family,
our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
jin and herb
herb and jin
October 26, 2018
An honor to have known her and share the title of a "Bellevue nurse". Rest in peace....
Normajean Cesario
October 26, 2018
a loved one
October 26, 2018
Pauline Emerson
October 26, 2018
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