JOHN F MURRAY JR

February 23, 1949 - April 21, 2022

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Service: Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US-1, Mims, FL 32754 – 12:30 PM May 9th arrive at 12PM

Memorial Service: Port Ministry, 8907 N. Atlantic Ave, Cape Canaveral Fl 32920 – 2PM May 9th

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or The American Cancer Society.

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John “Jack” Francis Murray Jr. passed away peacefully, age 73, on April 21, 2022 at Cape Canaveral Hospital, Florida, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in South County Hospital in Wakefield, Rhode Island on February 23, 1949, the son of John F. Murray Sr. of Narragansett and Helen (Hosterman) Murray of Warwick.

He is survived by his children Jamie Anne Murray of Canterbury, CT (former spouse Victoria White), and John, Emily and Kayla Murray of St. Augustine, FL (former spouse Cynthia Murray), as well as three stepchildren and his many grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings – sister Mary Anne Murray of Pawtucket, RI and his three brothers Michael Murray of Cornville, ME, Patrick Murray of Narragansett, RI, and Christopher Murray of Tempe, AZ.

He graduated from South Kingstown High School, Rhode Island in 1967 and later attended Rhode Island Junior College.

Jack was a Retired combat wounded Army Private 1st Class Veteran of the Vietnam War (1968-70) Serving as part of the 4th Battalion-21st Infantry-11th Infantry Brigade, receiving the Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with Two Bronze Service Stars, Republic Of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, Expert Marksmanship Badge with Rifles and Grenades, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge with Machineguns.

He spent much of his life working at sea as a Commercial Fisherman and as a Merchant Marine Officer. Most recently serving as a Tugboat Captain prior to his retirement in 2021.

He had a lifelong love of learning, was a trivia champ, loved music of all kinds and played drums for “The Little Bandits” when in high school. He was known for his great sense of humor, kindness, and generosity. He was much beloved by his many friends and family members and will be dearly missed.

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