Born in Goffstown, N.H., Aug. 12, 1915 to Paul E. and Helen M. Anderson, his beloved wife of 58 years, , Viola, predeceased him in 2002.
He is survived by his children, Judith Long (Louis) of Englewood and Laurence Anderson of Rutland, Vt.; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Wells (Lori), Erin Cobb (Mark), Jay Wells (Cami), Craig Wells (Melissa), Cooper Anderson, Jack Anderson; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He also leaves behind his dear friend, Camilla LeMonde.
Murray was a World War II veteran. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, Battery A., 172nd Field Artillery Battalion at the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy. He was the recipient of a Bronze Medal and many silver battle stars for his dedicated service.
He was retired from New England Telephone and Telegraph, a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and a lifetime member of the American Legion.
He and his wife loved to square dance. He adored his grandchildren and cherished his great-grandchildren. He attended all of their sports and special events as their No. 1 fan and supporter.
He was a proud and humble man who exemplified how life should be lived with balance and harmony. His family will miss him and remember him with love and happy memories.
Those who wish to express condolences to the family may do so at lemonbayfh.com.
A gathering of family and friends will celebrate Murray’s life at the Lemon Bay Funeral Home at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.