BANGOR – Georgia C. Murray passed away Sept. 21, 2012, in Bangor. She was born in Hollis, to Ann L. Harmon. The loving and much-loved Georgia shared an exceptionally close bond with her mother, a bond she replicated with each of her own daughters.
Georgia graduated from South Portland High School. She was a champion speller; but when asked by her daughters how to spell a word, before the development of spell-check, she would respond “d-i-c-t-i-o-n-a-r-y.” Georgia was a talented and successful musician and taught music to many area students. Georgia was the ultimate optimist and always joyful. She had a zest for life, a fun-loving spirit, an infectious laugh, and a wonderful sense of humor. She was compassionate, sweet and genuinely interested in everyone’s well-being. Her magnanimous personality drew others to her. Her warmth also drew animals to her, particularly her German shepherds. Throughout the years, Georgia belonged to a number of organizations, but family and friends brought her the greatest joy. Mom was an active participant in her girls’ activities and life-pursuits. She was also a devoted grandmother who took great interest and pride in her grandchildren and always attended their various sporting and other events.
Georgia was predeceased by her husband, Edward P. Murray Jr. She is survived by her three daughters, Hon. Ann M. Murray and Frederick Badger; Sheila and Dennis Morrissey, and Lisa A. Murray and Christopher Smith. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Edward P. Murray III, Brianna L. Morrissey, Timothy C. Smith and David P. Morrissey. She also leaves behind her sister, Nancylee and Winston Mahan; and niece and nephews, Michael, David and Michelle.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church, York Street, Bangor. The family invites folks to share conversation and refreshments in the parish hall, after the Mass Tuesday. In honor of our mother, please consider practicing a random act of kindness on Sept. 28 and the 28th of each month. For those who wish to make a contribution in memory of Georgia C. Murray, her favorite charities were Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 and CancerCare of Maine, Lafayette Family Cancer Center, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931.