Anita Maria Payette Murray, 87, peacefully passed away Monday, June 10th at the St. Regis Nursing Home in Massena. She was born on January 20, 1926 in Cornwall, Ontario.
She attended High School at St. Pascal de Kamousraska in Quebec. She married Maurice A. Murray in 1952 at Nativity Church in Cornwall where she was a member of the Children of Mary. The Murrary's moved to the states shortly thereafter and resided on Brighton St. Anita worked for many years at the Triangle Shoe Store then manager of Endicott Johnson Shoe Store until her retirement. Anita loved most all her family her beloved children and will be missed most for her faithful quiet wisdom.
She is survived by her children, Carol, Charles, Kathleen Mason and Hector; her sisters, Rhea Jefferion and Lillian Lecompte; her grandchildren, Adam, Danielle, Drew, Nick, Skylar and Zachary; and by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved spouse, Maurice in 1986; her brothers and sister in-law, Edgar and Carmen Payette, Lorraine Leroux, Cecile Smith, and Noella Bazinet; and a nephew, Donald Bazinet.
A Memorial Mass celebrating Anita's life will be held Friday June 14, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Sacred Heart Church in Massena with Rev. Donald J. Manfred. The family will received friends prior to the Mass beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Phillips Memorial Home; 64 Andrews St. Interment will be at Notre Dame Cemetery in Cornwall. At the family's request may be made to Trinity Catholic Endowment Fund.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.