Larry L. Murray

December 13, 2023
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Keuka Park – Larry L. Murray, age 74, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023, after a long illness.

Per his request, services will be private and at the discretion of the family. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Rd., Hammondsport, NY 14840.

 Larry Murray was a Renaissance Man, a carver of half hulls and held Masters Degrees in Education and Library Sciences.

Devoted brother to Patrick Murray (deceased) and Jackie Lukasik; doting father to Ryan (Dee) Murray; loving husband to Maggie Henry; and a great, good friend to her sons, their wives and children.

He knew how to put a positive spin on things, and always left you with a smile.

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Ginamarie Natarelli from Chandler, Arizona on Dec. 14, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Larry was my uncle through marriage (my mom married his brother, Patrick) and my half-brother's uncle through his father. I have fond memories of visiting "Uncle Larry and Aunt Lynn" in the woods where they were building a cottage and they were always 'joking' about everything. I am sorry I did not get to meet Maggie and I haven't seen Ryan since he was very little. Please feel free to contact me or my brother if you need anything or just want to say hello. My heart is with you all. Bless your hearts.

Chris Grzeskowiak from Stanley New York on Dec. 15, 2023

So sorry for the family’s loss. Particularly enjoyed Larry’s sense of humor. Worked with him at Gorham Elementary, Marcus Whitman School District. Larry forwarded a maintenance request to have a hot tub installed in the school library. To which the principal at the time approved…. The request still hung on the wall in my office long after I was transferred to another building. Still think about it after all these years and get a chuckle from it. Rest in peace Larry, you will be missed.

Lois Austen from Rushville NY on Dec. 15, 2023

Maggie Henry 💕 Deepest Condolences 🌹 Very sorry for your loss 😞 Larry Murray was beyond the best of persons, husband, and friend to All😇 We will miss Larry ❤️‍🩹

Eva George from Canandaigua on Dec. 15, 2023

Larry was a cousin I had not seen in many years. He and Jackie visited me many years ago. My condolences to the family wish we could of kept in touch but time gets away from us.

Kara Calder on behalf of Finger Lakes Boating Museum from Hammondsport, NY on Dec. 15, 2023

May fond memories bring you peace. We are humbled that you included the Boating Museum and are honored to support Mr. Murray's memory. He was a wonderful teacher!

Bill Birkett from Geneva NY on Dec. 15, 2023

I was sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. My condolences to his family, for the loss of someone who made each day a bit brighter. I worked with Larry at the Gorham School for many years, and looked forward to my days in that building. There were many pranks played on each other, lighten each day. He was easy to talk with, and always willing to listen and help. He will be missed, but will live on in my memory, with many warm thoughts.


My sincere condolences go out to Larry's entire family. He was a great classmate in our class of 1967 at the Canandaigua Academy.
Classmates never forgot him, he was a great guy.

Bob Coleates from Marion, NC on Dec. 16, 2023

Let it be known that Larry Murray made the world a better place! I graduated HS with Larry in 1967 from Canandaigua Academy when the country was in chaos from the Vietnam War. President Kennedy had been assassinated in 1963 and as teenagers we were just looking for something good, and Larry was that good. Always a kind word for classmates, always a smile and always the practical joker. I am saddened by the news of his passing; but, thankful he is at peace. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ hold Larry’s hand and watch over his loved ones.

Carin Reeve from Liverpool, NY on Dec. 16, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Murray's passing. He was my 6th grade teacher and he had a true impact on me. He was a great teacher and such a funny guy!

Don and Marilyn DeSmith from Canandaigua NY on Dec. 16, 2023

My kids were very fond of Mr. Murray as the Gorham Elementary School Librarian. So much so that when
students had free time many of them asked for a pass to the library. Always with a smile and time to listen, an educator who became a
friend. About as good as it gets in school for our children. Thank you, Mr. Murray. RIP and our sincerest condolences to your family.

Patricia Eddinger from Geneva, NY on Dec. 16, 2023

Randy and I have many fond memories of Larry. We worked together at MWCS and always enjoyed his positive attitude and love of a good joke. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to Margie and the family. Randy and Patti Eddinger

Bruce Pierce from New Bern NC on Dec. 16, 2023

To my high school classmate who always had a kind word and smile...May you have Calm Winds at your back and Following Seas on your final journey. You will be missed by us all!

Margaret Peters from Geneva on Dec. 16, 2023

I'm so sorry for your loss. Larry was a great guy and I thoroughly enjoyed working with him at Marcus Whitman.

Teresa Cupelli from Geneva on Dec. 17, 2023

I was so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. I worked with Larry in the HS library and he made every day so much fun. He will truly be missed by many.

Henry Savage from Canandaigua NY on Dec. 17, 2023

Dear Maggie and boys, We sincerely wish to send our condolences at Larry's passing. He was such a fun, lovable and funny man. We so enjoyed working with him at Marcus Whitman. He always had a smile on his face and made the library at place students and staff felt they could go to study, read or just chat. He will be remembered fondly.

Samantha Smith (Scheffel) from Clyde, NY on Dec. 20, 2023

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Murray. He was such an amazing man and librarian. I remember helping him out in the high school library almost daily. He always made sure to bring an extra gala apple for me.

Lynnette Miller from Rushville, NY on Jan. 5, 2024

Maggie and family, I’m sorry for your loss. Larry and I became friends at Marcus Whitman HS and although we haven’t been in touch for a while I have many good memories that typically included laughing - even during difficult times. He was a good man.

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