In memory of
Mary Ellen Murin
Murin, Mary Ellen RENSSELAER Mary Ellen Murin, of Rensselaer and formerly of West Oneonta, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. She was 88 years old. Mary Ellen was born in Elizabeth, N.J. She graduated from Linden High School in Linden, N.J. in 1950. She attended Trenton State Teachers College in New Jersey and graduated in 1954. She taught school for one year. On September 17, 1955, she married George P. Murin in Linden, N.J. Mary Ellen and George raised their nine children in Linden until his retirement from the Linden Police Force in 1976. They moved the family to Schenevus. As a full-time mother and homemaker, she still found time to volunteer with The League of Women Voters and be active in the Catholic Church. When her children were older, Mary Ellen had a number of jobs - reporter for The Daily Star, census taker, and tax assessor and then bookkeeper for the Town of Maryland. She also worked in the Greenleaf Outlet Store for her dear friend Marie Roberts. In 1992, Mary Ellen and George relocated to West Oneonta. In 2011 they moved from West Oneonta to Franciscan Heights Senior Community in Rensselaer. Mary Ellen and George traveled extensively through Europe and saw many wonderful sights. Mary Ellen had an innate curiosity and life long love for learning, especially American history. She enjoyed playing Scrabble, Words with Friends and doing crossword puzzles. She was also fascinated by family genealogy. Mary Ellen was a devout Catholic who led Bible study for a group of Christians at Franciscan Heights. Mary Ellen was predeceased by her husband George and her son Michael. She is survived by her children, Peter A. and wife Robin, Patricia, John S., Mary L., Joseph P., Barbara A., Maureen and husband John, and Andrew V. and wife Sara; and her grandchildren, Elizabeth Murin, John P. and Ian. P. Giannone. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Demetrice Lawson, her aide and companion for the past three years for her care, kindness and devotion to Mary Ellen as well as to Dr. Rufus P. Collea whose expert care and bedside manner enriched her life. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the W.J. Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer from 4 to 7 p.m on Wednesday, June 16. There will be a Mass of Christian burial celebrated by Father Tom Holmes in St. Henry's Church in Averill Park on Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Schenevus Cemetery in Schenevus, N.Y. at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY, 12204. Condolence page at www.wjlyonsfuneralhome.com
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In memory of
Mary Ellen Murin
Murin, Mary Ellen RENSSELAER Mary Ellen Murin, of Rensselaer and formerly of West Oneonta, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. She was 88 years old. Mary Ellen was born in Elizabeth, N.J. She graduated from Linden High School in Linden, N.J. in 1950. She attended Trenton State Teachers College in New Jersey and graduated in 1954. She taught school for one year. On September 17, 1955, she married George P. Murin in Linden, N.J. Mary Ellen and George raised their nine children in Linden until his retirement from the Linden Police Force in 1976. They moved the family to Schenevus. As a full-time mother and homemaker, she still found time to volunteer with The League of Women Voters and be active in the Catholic Church. When her children were older, Mary Ellen had a number of jobs - reporter for The Daily Star, census taker, and tax assessor and then bookkeeper for the Town of Maryland. She also worked in the Greenleaf Outlet Store for her dear friend Marie Roberts. In 1992, Mary Ellen and George relocated to West Oneonta. In 2011 they moved from West Oneonta to Franciscan Heights Senior Community in Rensselaer. Mary Ellen and George traveled extensively through Europe and saw many wonderful sights. Mary Ellen had an innate curiosity and life long love for learning, especially American history. She enjoyed playing Scrabble, Words with Friends and doing crossword puzzles. She was also fascinated by family genealogy. Mary Ellen was a devout Catholic who led Bible study for a group of Christians at Franciscan Heights. Mary Ellen was predeceased by her husband George and her son Michael. She is survived by her children, Peter A. and wife Robin, Patricia, John S., Mary L., Joseph P., Barbara A., Maureen and husband John, and Andrew V. and wife Sara; and her grandchildren, Elizabeth Murin, John P. and Ian. P. Giannone. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Demetrice Lawson, her aide and companion for the past three years for her care, kindness and devotion to Mary Ellen as well as to Dr. Rufus P. Collea whose expert care and bedside manner enriched her life. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the W.J. Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer from 4 to 7 p.m on Wednesday, June 16. There will be a Mass of Christian burial celebrated by Father Tom Holmes in St. Henry's Church in Averill Park on Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Schenevus Cemetery in Schenevus, N.Y. at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY, 12204. Condolence page at www.wjlyonsfuneralhome.com
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1700 Washington Ave
Rensselaer, NY 12144
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Offer unspoken words of comfort, hope and peace. Our creamy white ceramic planter holds an elegant peace lily plant. Planter is simply enriched by a white ribbon bow bearing words of "comfort". Dark green leaves offer a calm background for the white candle-like blooms of this easy to care for plant. Send as a tribute, and a silent expression of your sympathies.
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