Joseph E. Murray, age 82, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving family. Born in Morristown on October 21, 1937, to Nora and Joseph Murray, Joseph had resided in Warren since 1964. Joseph received a B.S. from Seton Hall University, in 1959, a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University in 1962, and his Master of Laws Degree from New York University in 1963.
He was a founding partner of McDonough, Murray and Korn early in his career. Joseph also was a solo practitioner, specializing in Land Use and Zoning and Estate Planning. Most recently Joseph practiced law at Schiller, Pittenger & Galvin, P.C., in Scotch Plains for ten years until his retirement in 2015.
Joseph was a long-time active communicant of Our Lady of the Mount RC Church in Warren. He was a lector at the church for over three decades.
He was an avid sports fan who loved watching football and baseball most notably, his beloved NY Yankees. Joseph enjoyed cooking, gardening, photography and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Carolyn (nee Sharpe) Murray; five children Joan Whitmore and her husband Bill, Donna King, Joseph Murray Jr. and his partner William Snyder, Ted Murray, Stephanie Murray and her husband Charles Przekop; five grandchildren David King, Robert Morvay and his wife Melissa, Heather Morvay, Kylla Przekop and Matthew Przekop; two great grandchildren Logan and Connor Morvay. He is also survived by his brother Jack Murray.
A visitation will be held on Friday November 1, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm at Higgins Home for Funerals 752 Mountain Blvd., Watchung, NJ 07069. A mass of the resurrection will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019, 11 am at Our Lady of the Mount RC Church, 167 Mt. Bethel Rd., Warren, NJ 07059. Cremation to follow immediately at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge NJ.
Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations in Joseph’s loving memory may be made to a charity of choice.
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