Ted Murray

Obituary of Ted Murray

ILION – Ted Murray, 90, of Ilion, NY, passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Ted was born on June 21st, 1931, in Saint Petersburg, Florida. His parents John & Marjorie (Butts) Murray settled in Frankfort, New York and raised their two sons, Ted and Jack. Ted graduated from Frankfort High School and Oswego State University. He played college basketball while at Oswego and was a star player. Ted received his Master’s Degree in History from Albany State University. He furthered his education by studying the Russian Language and taught both History and Russian at Whitesboro Central School for thirty years. After retiring, Ted volunteered many hours offering his translation services to refugees in the Utica area. Ted was married to Joanne Beauchamp Murray for 60 years and had four children: Daniel, Lisa, Steven, and Michael. He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne; his daughter, Lisa Beckerman (Steven), of Woodstock, NY; and his son, Steven Murray (Rebecca), of Frankfort, NY. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: Matt Murray, Ryan Murray, Marisa Chiarello, Elena Chiarello and Kelsie Peterson. There will be no calling hours or Funeral Services. Ted’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Rd., Ilion, NY, Funeral Directors Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315-894-8000). Online condolences may be left at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.
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