2012-03-29 / Obituaries

Elizabeth R. Murray

Elizabeth R. Murray, of 71 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, died March 22, 2012, at age 105. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Daniel P. and Margaret (McPartland) Murray.

She was a graduate of the Jamestown School, Rogers High School, Rhode Island College of Education and obtained a master’s degree from Columbia University. She was a teacher and later principal of Jamestown School until her retirement in 1962. In addition to her work as principal of kindergarten through sixth grade, she spent countless evening hours establishing the Lina H. Clarke Library at the Lawn Avenue School and maintained and supervised it until her retirement.

She leaves a brother, Thomas J. Murray, of North Bethesda, Md., and a sister, Helen Smith of Hughson, Calif., and many nieces and nephews, including John Dowling and Jane Murray, both of Jamestown. She was preceded in death by her sisters Ann Buskett, Mary Dowling, Margaret Frank, Grace Ferrill and Jane V. Murray, and brothers John Murray, Daniel J. Murray and Peter Murray.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835, or to Meals on Wheels, 70 Bath St., Providence, RI 02908.

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