Eugene “Gene” William Murray passed away peacefully with his wife Lorna, son Don and daughter Doreen by his side, on Monday, March 23, 2020, at London Lodge, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born March 9, 1934, in Cold Spring, to Annie and Joseph Murray, Gene was the youngest of eight children.
He married Lorna (Black) in 1954.
After spending his early life in farming, Gene took a job with Stoppenbach Meats (now known as Tyson Foods) and worked there until his retirement in 1998 from Local 538.
Gene and Lorna loved to travel, and each year would load up their van and take it west to visit numerous national parks. But after his retirement, he and Lorna began great adventures in their motor home as they traveled the country meeting new friends, and volunteered yearly at Everglades National Park.
Gene had a passion for gardening, bowling and caring for his beloved animals. Some of his greatest thrills came from seeing wildlife on his journeys and he never tired of seeing deer run through his yard.
Gene is survived by his wife, Lorna; son, Donald; daughter, Doreen; and granddaughter, Cynthia, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Martin, Robert, James, Joseph, Frieda (Reich), Rosemary (Schmidt) and Mary (Osborne).
A private graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, March 30.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to London Lodge in Cambridge, in thanks for the exceptional care and love Gene received in his final months.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.