MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Floyd E. Murray, age 85, passed away unexpectedly at his home early Friday afternoon (Nov. 20, 2020). The family has entrusted funeral arrangements to the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena.
A graveside service will be held in Massena Center Cemetery at 11:00 A.M. Saturday November 28, 2020 with Major Robert Bender officiating from the Salvation Army. Those who will be in attendance will observe social distancing and face coverings will be required.
Floyd was born to the late Edward H. and Mae (Dishaw) Murray in Brasher Falls, NY on January 31, 1935. In his early life, Floyd worked for the Norfolk Paper Mill for some years and later moved to the Ransomville area. He worked for various landscaping companies and a laborer for James Acome and the Acome construction Company where he eventually retired from. After his retirement Floyd moved back to the Massena area. He Married Betty I. Francis on April 23, 2005 in Massena.
Floyd was an avid card player and loved to be outdoors fishing and spending time with his family camping at Barnhart and the Ponderosa Campground in Chateaugay, NY. Floyd had a big heart and that was apparent from the time spent volunteering at the Salvation Army.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Murray, his three sons; Rodney (Barbara) Murray of Oakhurst, NJ; David Murray of Massena, NY; Kevin Murray (Jane Sebastian) of St. Regis Falls, NY and his daughter Robin (Kevin) Russell of Moira, NY. He is also survived by four step-daughters and two step-sons, three grandsons, four granddaughters, seven great-granddaughters, a twin brother Lloyd Murray of Ransomville, NY along with several nieces and nephews.
Floyd was predeceased by three sisters; Eleanor Bellrose, Evelyn Root, Elizabeth Clark and a brother Ernest Murray, half Siblings; Gladys Campbell, Pearl Ober and Chester Arquiette.
Those wishing to share memorial contributions may acknowledge the Salvation Army of Massena; 20 Russell Rd, Massena, NY 13662.
Family and friends are encourage to share memories and online condolences by visiting www.PhillipsMemorial.com