Jean Ann Murray

Jean Ann Murray, age 91, passed away peacefully on February 12 at Clapp’s Nursing Center, then returned to her heavenly home to be with her savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on March 18, 1929 in Elmira, NY to John and Elizabeth O’Leary. After marrying her high school sweet-heart, Robert Murray, in 1952, she accompanied him to Washington, D.C. where he was assigned to the Army during the Korean War. She was blessed with 5 children in 6 years, working tireless-ly at home to raise them. She remained in the D.C. area until Bob retired from Federal civil ser-vice, and moved to Greensboro in 1989.
Jean Ann was blessed with a beautiful personality and a very powerful faith in her relationship with God. She started every day by attending Catholic Mass where she developed many close friends. In addition to being an active volunteer at church, Jean Ann always found time for daily prayer, often praying many hours a day, setting an example for her children. In addition, her dai-ly routine often included swimming, her favorite form of exercise since contracting polio at age 3. Despite the loss of muscle use in her left leg, she displayed determination, perseverance, and vigor by becoming a certified life guard as a teenager.
Jean Ann was predeceased by her grandson, Joseph Ferramosca. She is survived by her husband of 69 years; daughter Catherine (Dr. Timothy) Ferramosca of Virginia Beach; son Dr. Robert J. (Kim) Murray Jr. of Greensboro; son Thomas Murray of Greensboro; daughter Ann Marie (Den-nis) Clark of Leesburg, VA; and daughter Mary Theresa Dowty of Merritt Island, FL. She was blessed with 8 surviving grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A funeral Mass in celebration of Jean Ann’s life will be held on March 12, at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 2210 N Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27408. A private inurnment will follow for immediate family at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro, NC.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Brad Sherrill, Dr. Karrar Husain, and Dr. R. Neville Gates for their wisdom and compassion while providing exceptional medical care for many years. Also much appreciated are the gifted and caring staffs at Clapp’s Nursing Center, and AthoraCare Collective (hospice).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to AthoraCare Collective, Greensboro Office: 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27408, or a charity of your choosing.
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