Mary Loretta Murray passed away peacefully at home on May 29, 2021 at age 95. She is survived by her sons Martin Murray (m. Phyllis Jackson Murray, former daughter-in-law Jeanette McGurk Murray), Donald Murray (m. Cindy MacFarland Murray); her grandchildren David Murray (m. Margaret Prebble Murray), Catherine Murray, Annamarie Murray, Jake Jackson (f. Rachel Shuman), Allanah Jackson, and Eric MacFarland; and her brother Robert Egan of Chicago. She was preceded by her husband of 57 years David A. Murray (d. 2015), her son Brian David (d. 1964), and her brother Joseph Egan (d. 2019).
Loretta was born in Chicago on May 31, 1925 to Martin and Anna (Broderick) Egan, attending St. Basil's Elementary, Visitation High School and Chicago Teachers College. She was a CPS teacher for over 35 years at Tarkington and Hurley Elementary Schools in the Marquette Park area. She and Dave lived in St. Thomas More, Holy Redeemer, and St. Michael's parishes before moving to Cincinnati to live with family in 2006.
While we will miss Loretta's physical presence daily, her memory will be etched in our minds forever and the force of her personality will shape our family for generations.
In lieu of flowers, a contribution to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio is requested. A memorial service will be held in Cincinnati at a future date. Inurnment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Worth, IL) will be private.
Arrangements by Spring Grove Funeral Home, Cincinnati, OH. www.springgrove.org