Paul Murray, Sr.

  • Born: April 19, 1928
  • Died: December 5, 2014
  • Location: Wakefield, Massachusetts

Carroll Funeral Home

721 Salem Street
Malden, MA 02148

Tel. (781) 322-6322

Tribute & Message From The Family

MURRAY, Paul- Of Wakefield, formerly of Malden, December 5th. Devoted husband of the late Phyllis (Nicolls). Beloved father of Patricia Murray and her husband Larry and Paul Murray, Jr. and his wife Donna all of Malden and Colleen Bowie and her husband Wayne of Wakefield. Brother of James Murray and his wife Eunice of Malden and the late Mary James, Lillian O'Neil, Louise Dellisola, Thomas, William, Edwin and Robert Murray. Cherished grandfather of Jennifer LoNigro, Paul Murray, Kimberly Murray-Huffstatler, Larry Murray, Matthew Bowie and Adam Bowie. Also lovingly survived by 8 great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square), MALDEN on Thursday, December 11th at 8 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph's Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 9 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Paul's name may be made to Club 24, 787 Salem St., Malden, MA 02148 or the East Side AA Club, 14 Webster Ct., Malden, MA 02148.

A lifelong Malden resident, Paul passed away at his daughters home late Friday evening after a brief illness. An employee of the Malden Housing Authority, he started in 1969 and retired as foreman in 1994. A United States Navy Veteran of World War II, Paul always put family first. In his spare time and in retirement, he enjoyed golf, music from the 40's and 50's, a good card game and traveling. His fondest destinations were cruising to Alaska, Hawaii and the Grand Canyon. A sports enthusiast, who loved all Boston teams, from the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics to the Bruins. Paul was original founder of Club 24 and a member of the East Side AA, the Irish American, the Malden VFW and Malden Moose.


Condolence & Memory Journal

On your anniversary of entering your new life I would like to thank you for all the love you shared in this life. Rest In Peace Paul.

Posted by Leslie Bodvar - Malden, MA - neighbor   December 01, 2019

We just heard this sad news. I will always remember the memories of visiting my Uncle Paul and Family in Malden with my dad. I will cherish all the memories forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to all!

Posted by Katie (Nicolls) Mercier - niece   December 27, 2014

Uncle Paul,

So sorry to hear of your passing. we just found out today. We have wonderful memories of you with my Dad. May you rest in peace. Love Susie and Jim.

Posted by Susan Nicolls Gaudette - plymouth, MA - niece   December 26, 2014

Uncle Paulie, Thanks for coming to my games as a kid and you always had kind word. My Mom, Laurea always love you.

Posted by David Nugent - Reading, MA   December 17, 2014


When Pam and I first started going out, I had the pleasure of meeting Paul as I walked into the kitchen on Reynolds Ave. The boys were playing cards and eating huge bowls of ice cream...Pam turned to me and said, don't ask. Somebody had just caused Paul to lose the hand, the swearing and laughter that ensued, could be heard for miles. That was the first time we met. Rest in peace Paul...say hello to phyllis for us...You'll be missed Pal.
All our Love
Pam, Jack & Mary O'Keefe
and Mildred Murray

Posted by Jack O'Keefe - Stoneham, MA - Nephew by Marriage   December 09, 2014

Patty,Paul and Colleen I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was a good man that touched my life in an important way.

Posted by Leslie Bodvar - Revere, MA   December 09, 2014

Dearest Paulie: I will miss you so much! Your sense of humor - never without a wisecrack - along with your warm, loving and welcoming ways made you so special to so many. I am blessed to count myself among them.

You will be forever in my heart. Rest in peace now with your beloved Phyllis.

With all my love,

Posted by Linda Corcoran - Malden, MA   December 09, 2014

Big Paul - you will be missed dearly from all who had the pleasure of knowing you - such a long time I have known you and you touched my heart in so many ways - much love - rest big Paul - xo

Posted by Sharon Brancato - Newburyport, MA   December 09, 2014