Paul F. Murray
Paul F. Murray, 76, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past ten years, formerly of Hopewell Junction, NY passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Cape Coral. He was born August 24, 1941 in Elmira, NY to Cornelius and Mary Jane Murray, now deceased.
Paul served in the U. S. Navy in the Nuclear Submarine Division. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree, Summa cum Laude from Mercy College in Yorktown, NY. He retired from IBM in 2001 completing his career in Facilities Engineering Management, Real Estate Development and as a College Recruiter.
Paul was an avid and loyal Notre Dame football fan. He started an annual Murray family tradition attending games in South Bend with extended family and friends. Those trips were legendary to all who went and will never be forgotten. He also enjoyed coaching his son PJ’s travel soccer team, skiing out west with his son Todd and coaching his daughter Julie’s soccer team. He was instrumental in organizing the East Fishkill Soccer League and acquiring land as the club expanded.
During retirement Paul enjoyed working out in the gym, bike riding, golfing and traveling extensively with his wife. He even went bungee jumping in New Zealand at the age of 70.
Paul was a loyal friend, who was always there to help anyone. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Cindy Murray of Cape Coral, Fl. Two loving children; Paul Murray, Jr of Pleasant Valley, NY and Todd Murray (Lesley) of Little Falls, NJ; three brothers, Phil Murray (Judy) of Parrish, FL, Joel Murray of Asheville, NC, and Greg Murray of Gainesville, VA; a brother-in-law George Hodgson, Jr of Schuylerville,NY. He is also survived by his five grandchildren, Nicholas, Joseph, Tyler, Eva and Jonathan who were the “light of his life”as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Paul was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Julie Murray and his brother Chris Murray.
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St. Columba Roman Catholic Church, Rte 82, Hopewell Junction, NY.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care