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Joseph passed on October 13, 2023.

Devoted husband of Nina (nee Faragalli).

Beloved father of Annemarie (Patrick) McCann, Nina Marie (Martin) McNulty, Bernadette Murray Nace, and Kathleen (Robert) Gross.  Grandfather of Patrick, Elisa, Carly, Jenna, Katie, Michael, Connor, Joseph, Collin, Ryan, Grace, Christopher, Maggie, and Joshua.  Brother of Nancy (late Paul) Diaz, Jack (Eileen) Murray, and Cathy (Roy) Campbell.  Brother-in-law of Rosemarie Bonavitacola, Phillip (Debbie) Faragalli, and Bernadette Faragalli.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Joe graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1960. He served for 4 years in the United States Air Force. He was a crane operator by trade and also worked at the Navy Yard for many years. He was a member of St Monica parish and the Holy Name Society.

Viewing Wednesday evening 6-8pm at the Stolfo Funeral Home, 2536 S. Broad St.  Also viewing Thursday 9:00am at St. Monica Church, 17th and Ritner Sts. Funeral mass 10:00am.  Int. SS Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to St. Monica Catholic Education Fund or Roman Catholic High School would be appreciated.


  • Owens Beverly October 14, 2023 5:29 pm

    My Condolences ❤️. From Labor to Reward. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

  • John nace October 14, 2023 5:38 pm

    Joe Murray was a great man ! Great father! Very well respected , I admired him greatly, he was my father in law for 18 years and would do anything for his family. He was one of the best men I ever knew, first ballot hall of famer for heaven ! Although I might of never said it but I did love him very much !

  • The Gamba family October 14, 2023 5:45 pm

    Joe was the sweetest, honest and caring family man we have ever known. He led a life dedicated to his family and the community. He is sorely missed by all who knew him.

  • james Hook trautner October 14, 2023 8:20 pm

    a good friend and fellow worker, rest in peace my friend

  • Liz Arnold October 14, 2023 8:21 pm

    Such a great guy , husband , father,grandfather. Friend . Our deepest sympathies to all of Joe’s family.
    Harry & liz

  • Linda Mattoccia October 14, 2023 8:27 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. Our sincere condolences to the family. May he rest in peace.
    Love Sal & Linda Mattoccia

  • Jeannine Wernik October 14, 2023 11:03 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Murray family. Mr. Murray was such an amazing man, who raised an amazing family. We will miss him at all the sports/family gatherings – although I know he’ll have the best seat watching over all. Prayers to everyone. Xoxo

  • John Scirrotto October 15, 2023 2:03 am

    Joe was one of this nicest person I knew. Loved working with him at the shipyard. Always a gentleman who was admired by all. May God bless him and his beloved family. RIP.

  • Dennis Kaiser October 15, 2023 11:28 am

    In our lives we meet all type of people. If your lucky you meet special ones. I was very lucky and met many special people while working for the Navy at the Navy Yard. Joe was more than just special. Besides being an excellent crane operator, when he was an operator, Joe became a foreman and became an excellent leader. It was obvious to all that he was respected by the men who were assigned to him, but also his peers and his managers. I’ve had the luxury of working with Joe closely on a number of occasions and despite some of those occasions being pressure packed, he always succeeded. Yes, Joe was one of those “Special People.” But he was, at all times, a good man. Those who knew him are better, just for having him in their lives. There’s a hole in the world now that he is gone. Fair winds and following seas my friend.
    My deepest condolences to the Murray Family.

    • Gene Slowinski October 15, 2023 1:18 pm

      Excellent description of one Hell of a man. He will surely be missed by a lot of people. God bless.

    • Tom Kearney November 2, 2023 12:32 pm

      Dennis, what a beautiful tribute to Joe. Yes, he was special and we are better for it.

  • Gary Scott Lytle October 15, 2023 1:06 pm

    The Lytle Family
    Joe was a wonderful, loving man. He will be remembered.

  • The McGee Family (Dustin, Sara, Tucker, Oliver and Madeline) October 16, 2023 2:11 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, friend… and so much more. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. He will be loved and missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him!

  • John Graham Jr October 17, 2023 11:46 pm

    Joe, as a 55-Year Retreatant with the Mid-May group, you helped bring men to God at St Joseph’s-in-the-Hills. These men, along with sons, cousins, and friends were all made better because of you. And their families shared in their blessings.

    All of your brothers will miss you. I share the the last words of our Patron Saint, Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face:

    “Oh I love Him…My God I love you.”


    Jack Graham Jr.
    Co-CA Captain of Mid-May / Archbishop Fitzmaurice Group (Malvern Retreat House)

  • Joe McLean October 19, 2023 12:06 am

    Sorry to hear of my cousin Joe’s passing. I would be at the funeral, but I am in Florida but my thoughts are with everyone. Prayers for Joe.

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