In loving memory of

Judith Maxson Murray
June 14, 1931 - March 13, 2020

PLEASE NOTE, THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES TO THE SERVICE SCHEDULE FOR MRS. MURRAY: Family and friends may visit on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 4pm to 8pm at A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY, 12401. The funeral and committal service scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Fair St. Reformed Church and Wiltwyck Cemetery, have been postponed at this time. The funeral and committal service schedule will be announced at a later date.

Judith M. (Judy) Murray, passed away peacefully at her home in Brewster, MA, on Friday, March 13th, 2020. She was born on June 14th, 1931 in Longbranch, NJ, the youngest daughter of the late Eugene and Edyth (Davy) Maxson. She was married to William Robert Murray, Sr., who passed away August 25th, 2001.
Judy graduated from Hartsdale High School and attended Mount Holyoke College before graduating as an R.N. from Cornell University - New York Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a Public Health Nurse for Ulster County where she met her husband Bill. The couple lived in Flagstaff, AZ and Philadelphia, PA where they began raising their family. The family moved to Billings, MT before returning to Kingston in 1966. Judy returned to the U.C. Health Department and worked as a Public Health Nurse until her retirement in 1986. She and her husband Bill enjoyed traveling and camping in their R.V. and she continued to enjoy traveling after his death. She also enjoyed bird watching, boogie boarding and spending time with her family. In 2017 she moved to Brewster, MA to live with her daughter Alison.

She became a very active member of the Fair Street Reformed Church of Kingston in 1971 and served on the Consistory and the Building and Grounds Ministry Team. In recent years she was a member of Northside Methodist Church in Brewster, MA. She was also a volunteer with the Ulster County SPCA.

Judy is survived by three of her children, Leslie M. Clark of Kingston, William R. Murray, Jr. and his wife Linda of Vienna, VA and Alison Murray of Brewster, MA, her eight grandchildren, Karen Murray (Andy Rankin), Steven Murray (Sarah), Melissa Murray, Dan Murray, Chris Groelle (Sharon de Graaf), Robert Clark (Heather), Sean Clark, Timothy Clark (Mallory) and one great grandson, Russell Everette Clark. Many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her son Peter B. Murray and her sisters, Barbara Boyd, Joyce Maxson and Nancy Metz.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 4pm to 8pm at A. Carr & Son Funeral Home, 65 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, NY, 12401. To leave an expression of sympathy for Mrs. Murray's family, please visit In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ulster County SPCA at


Mary McGrath wrote on Mar 22, 2020:

"It was a pleasure getting to know Judy at Northside UMC. I enjoyed our talks the few times I drove her home after church. Judy was never at a loss for words and the love she held for her faith. Blessings to her beloved family. Mary McGrath"

Gail Bernard wrote on Mar 20, 2020:

"Judy was one of the most selfless, generous hearted individuals I have ever known. She lived next door to our church and you could NEVER ask for a better neighbor. Believe me, she gives full meaning to that word, "neighbor." At a vibrant young 82 years she often would come over and mow our lawn when doing her own. Once she was painting the front rail on her house and looked over at our rail and thought it needed sprucing up so she went ahead and painted ours. I happened to catch her that day and she made nothing of it. I describe her as a ray of sunshine. A ray of sunshine never gets tired of just shines. That is Judy. She just shines... and all who have had the privilege of that ray of light have reaped the warmth of true it should be. "

Lee Coutts wrote on Mar 19, 2020:

"Judy was my mentor at the Health Dept. She could not have been kinder, or more thoughtful, I have worked with many nurses over 35 yrs., but her extensive medical knowledge, and concern for her patients was exceptional. I will never forget her kindness, and the fun we had. She was so proud of her family, and she and Bill were a great couple. My most sincere sympathy to you all. Lee Coutts"

Roy and Lynda Anderson wrote on Mar 16, 2020:

"We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Judy was an amazing person. There must be a million stories to tell. Love to all the Murray clan. Roy and Lynda Anderson"

Darlene Nichols Yost wrote on Mar 15, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. I have many fond childhood memories of your family. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time. Darlene Nichols Yost"

Anna McGinnis wrote on Mar 15, 2020:

"I will miss Judy so much. She was a dear friend and a great support to me in all that I took on in the church. I could always count on her. She had a lot of gusto while I was always laid back. She did so much for Fair St."