Leona Murray

Obituary of Leona Marleen Murray

LEONA MARLEEN MURRAY Latham- Leona Marleen Murray, 70 of Latham, beloved wife of the late Lawrence Murray, passed away peacefully on Monday July 29, 2019. Born in Boston, MA on August 4, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Robert Emil and Nancy G. (Bellabona) Ekstrom. She was a 1968 graduate of Shaker High School and Maria College in 1990 with a Bachelor's in Accounting. She was employed with the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles Menands as a Supervisor for 35 years. She was also a member of the VASA Organization in Schenectady. Leona enjoyed baking and cooking especially for her neighbors. Leona loved her family, grandchildren and her parents with all of her being and they were the center of her life. She is survived by her loving sons: Patrick J. Murray of Troy and Lawrence J. (Connie) Murray of Latham. 5 cherished grandchildren Hayden, Jason, Madison, Kelcy Murray and Emily Frost as well as her brothers Robert E. (Judy) Ekstrom Jr. and Felix C. Ekstrom all of Latham. She is also survived by her cousins Elaine, Patty Leo, Joey, Janice, Tina, Diane, Dorothy, Clyde and Joanne. She is predeceased by her cousins Elizabeth, Gene, John, and Patricia. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday August 1, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham. Leona's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday August 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 498 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham with Rev. Geoffrey Burke officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Leona's memory to American Cancer Society 1 Penny Lane Latham, NY 12110 Interment will take place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. For directions, information, to light a memory candle or order flowers for the family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States


10:00 am
Friday, August 2, 2019
Our Lady of the Assumption Church
498 Watervliet-Shaker Road
Latham, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St. Agnes Cemetery
Cemetery Avenue
Menands, New York, United States
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