Margaret Patricia “Pat” Murray, age 76, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Springside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by love and compassion.
Pat was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on January 21, 1942 a daughter of the late Noel and Gretta (Shortt) Murray. She immigrated to New York when she was only 18 and went on to marry and have three wonderful daughters.
Pat adored travelling, spending time at the ocean, dogs, and gardening. She also found great pleasure in tag sales, reading and spending time with her family.
Pat is survived by her daughters, Jill Gianatasio (Chuck) of MA, Linda Witz (Parker) of MA and Gretta Gillis (Mike) of FL, and her brother Herb and sister-in-law Pam of Canada. She also leaves 5 grandchildren, Ken and Shaun VanAlphen, Craig Laraway and Lindsay and Brendan Gillis, 2 great grandchildren, Mackenzie VanAlphen and Grayson Laraway, as well as many dear friends and family members who have been on this journey of life with Pat. They would also like to extend a special thanks to Laura, Pat & Judy, a few of the many kindhearted members of the care team at Springside, along with the caring, love and support of Pam Lockenwitz.
The world has truly lost a special spirit and beautiful lady in the passing of Margaret Patricia Murray.
Pat’s family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the incredible staff at both Berkshire Medical Center and Springside for the wonderful care they have provided their family though this most difficult time.
A memorial service for Pat will be held at a later date.
The Devanny-Condron Funeral Home of Pittsfield, MA has been entrusted with Pat’s care.