NORWOOD -- Funeral Services for 87-year-old Barbara E. Murray, a resident of the United Helpers Maplewood Campus in Canton and formerly of Bicknell Street, Norwood will be held Monday, July 17, 2017 at 1 pm at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Norwood with Mother Kathryn Boswell presiding. Burial will follow the services in Riverside Cemetery, Norwood. Family and friends may call at the Buck Funeral Home in Norwood on Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Mrs. Murray passed away early Friday morning, July 14, 2017 at Maplewood.
Barbara is survived by her two sons, Garth and Stephanie Murray, Norfolk; Bruce and Suzanne Murray, Raymondville; her two daughters, Jackie and Edward Lyons, Raymondville and Christine Greene and David Miller, Forney, TX; her beloved nine grandchildren, Brent, Christopher, Brooke, Corey and Nicole Murray; Derek Lyons, Danielle Planty, Meghan Jones and Sarah Greene as well as her nine great-grandchildren. Barbara is also survived by her brother, Ernest, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews. Barbara was pre-deceased by her husband Reginald “Reggie” on March 21, 2003 and a brother, William LaBrake.
Born in Norwood on October 12, 1929 to the late James and Agnes Hand LaBrake, Barbara graduated from High School and married Reginald G. “Reggie” Murray on June 20, 1948. Barbara was a devoted homemaker and also a devoted babysitter for 25+ years. Barbara was a communicant of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Norwood and was very active with the St. Philip’s Ladies Guild and the Order of the Eastern Star.
Memorial Donations in her memory can be made to St. Philips Church, a local SPCA or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.buckfuneralhome.com . The Buck Funeral Home in Norwood is serving the family of Barbara E. Murray.