Barbara J. Murray
May 5, 1943 – Oct. 6, 2010
J. Murray of Waukesha died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Aurora VNA Zilber
Family Hospice in Wauwatosa at the age of 67.
She was born May 5, 1943, in Waukesha, to Lloyd and Cecile (nee Panella)
Hack. She graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in 1961. On Aug.
21, 1965, she married David R. Murray at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Waukesha. David preceded her in death March 3, 2009. For 25 years, she
worked for her mother, the owner of Cecile’s House of Fashion, until it
closed in 1992. She then worked at Finders Keepers Estate Sales for about
13 years. She had been a longtime member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran
Church, where she was active in the East Side Circle. She enjoyed
gardening, antiques, fashion, shopping, being outdoors and cats. One of
her greatest joys was going on road rallies with her husband, David.
Barbara will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother,
daughter, sister and friend.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Lynne Murray, Maureen Murray and
David R. Murray II, all of Waukesha. She is further survived by her
granddaughter, Marianna; a sister, Patricia A. (Tom) Pirelli of Waukesha;
and nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral
service Monday, Oct. 11, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700
Beechwood Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will follow at Prairie Home
Memorials in Barbara’s name may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran
Church (address above).
The family would like to express a special thank you to the Aurora VNA
Zilber Family Hospice staff for their care and support.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and
Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to
leave an online tribute.