Barbara J. Murray

May 5, 1943 – Oct. 6, 2010

Barbara 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 Cemetery.

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.