James Murray
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


10:30 am
Friday, August 30, 2019
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
1719 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Gate Of Heaven Cemetery
10 West Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, New York, United States

Obituary of James W. Murray

James "Fav" Murray, age 75, devoted husband of Mary Igoe Murray, of Fairfield, entered into eternal life on August 24, 2019.

In addition to Mary, his beloved wife of 52 years, Fav will be lovingly remembered by his two sons and their families, Michael Murray and his wife Michelle, grandchildren Katelyn, Lauren, Christopher, all of Fairfield, Jimmy Murray and his wife Melissa, his step child Samantha and her son Frankie, all of Mt. Vernon, NY.

Born in NYC, he lived in the Bronx for 55 years before moving to Fairfield to be closer to his grandchildren. A city bus operator in the Bronx for MABSTOA, he retired after 37 years with a perfect safety record. He was a faithful member of the Knights of Columbus for over 40 years in the Bronx  and Holy Family Council in Fairfield. Fav was an avid Lionel Train collector and a fan of “The Duke” John Wayne.

His greatest passion in life was his family. He met Mary, the love of his life 60 years. They enjoyed every minute they spent together, taking long car rides to nowhere together, raising their family, and becoming grandparents. He loved being ‘Papa Fav’ to his grandchildren and playing Santa every Christmas for them. 

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-9 PM in the Lesko & Polke  Funeral Home 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. Funeral services will take place on Friday at 930 AM in the Funeral Home and 1030 AM in Saint Thomas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. His interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla, NY.

His family would prefer memorial donations made to: Knights of Columbus- Holy Family Council #11436, 700 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06825 or http://www.holyfamilyrc.com/ and use the ID and Password; Online Giving ID: HFCOUNCIL11436 Online Giving Password: Council11436. 

For travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com

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