REST IN PEACE…KENNY MURRAY

Received word this morning that Kenny Murray has passed away.

The wake will be held at Scalia Funeral Home.

28 Eltingville Blvd. in Staten Island on Friday 2-5 and 7-9 PM.

718-356-6363

Here is a link http://www.scaliahome.com/kenneth-murray-on-july-9-2014/

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10 Responses to REST IN PEACE…KENNY MURRAY

  1. Pat Fenton says:

    Hung out with Kenny at the Holy Name Reunion, and was with him at Farrell’s Bar the next afternoon. It hurt me an awful lot when I heard the news.

  2. Mudge says:

    The Murrays represented the unique character of 9th Av & 17th St. They were one of several families that were in double digits. Don’t know if there is another block like it – I know there is not one in Park Slope.

    Alice, Frank, Marty and Lefty were closer to my age. Kenny was a little younger. I believe he dated my younger sister – Elaine Streeton – when they were kids.

    My heart goes out to the entire family for their loss. The memory of them always brings a smile and good memories to me.

  3. Pat Fenton says:

    I went to Kenny’s wake in Staten Island, Mudge. Very sad. Spoke to Box Murray (Francis) and hung out with Brian Hamill and Bobby Purdy and a few other people from 17th Street. But as I drove back to Massapequa I thought about how once born in our Windsor Terrace neighborhood you never really leave it. It just keeps pulling you back. And I felt good about that.

    • hoopscoach says:

      Pat,

      Thanks for the information.

      Red

      • Mudge says:

        I AM SORRY TO HAVE MISSED RUNNING INTO BOX AND PURDY AND YOURSELF. I WAS AT A WEDDING IN WISCONSON .I WOULD OF HAVE LIKED TALKING TO YOU GUYS . HOWEVER I WOULD LIKE IT TO BE UNDER HAPPIER CONDIONS. AS FOR IT PULLING ME BACK I LOVE IT.

  4. Pat Fenton says:

    Yeah, that’s the way we all felt at Kenny’s wake, Mudge. And I’m sure we’ll get together down the road under better conditions. Now that Bishop Ford is closing, where we held many of the neighborhood reunions, I think I’m going to talk to Jimmy Houlihan about having a mini Windsor Terrace reunion at his bar Farrell’s , a sort of “Welcome Back Carter” homecoming to the people who made up Windsor Terrace in the 50’s and 60’s (and anyone else of course). We could combine it with a walking tour of the neighborhood, a stop at newly renovated Holy Name Church, along with a series of stickball games on 17th Street, a tour of Greenwood Cemetery where many of us roamed as teenagers, along with some of the girls and quarts of Rheingold. Meanwhile we would be crowding into Farrell’s in shifts, so it could work. If we do it on a Sunday, we could even have a very quick dice game up against the old garage doors near Jacky Laux’s house on 17th Street. And let someone bring a wrench with them and we’ll turn on the fire hydrant on the corner of 17th Street and 9th Avenue , and then turn it off after five minutes. And then we’ll run like all hell. And we’ll dedicate it to Kenny Murray and Alice Murray and Tommy Purday and Junior Rice, and all the other friends and family we lost with a roll call of names on 9th Avenue next to where Jack the Wonder Dairy’s Store used to be. It’s a modest proposal , but you know what, life is too short, and I think it would work. See you there.

    • hoopscoach says:

      Awesome!

    • Mudge says:

      GREAT IDEA SOUNDS WORKABLE. JUST HAVE TO COME UP WITH DATE THAT WE ALL CAN MAKE IT. ONE OTHER THING ABOUT THE STICKBALL GAME AT 75 I AM JUST HAPPY I CAN WALK NEVER MIND RUNNING . LOVE THE IDEA THOUGH .

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