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A. Donald Murray

PLAISTOW, NH: A. Donald Murray, 82, died December 31st at his home. Mr. Murray was the husband of the late Shirley M. (Whitman) Murray.

Born in Haverhill May 24, 1925, Mr. Murray was the son of the late Earle W. and Ruth L. (Hills) Murray.

Mr. Murray was educated in Haverhill, and graduated from Haverhill High School. During the War he served in the U.S. Navy onboard LST 912. His service awards included the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with three battle stars, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two stars. His longtime career as a manager in banking spanned eighteen years and included Shawmut Bank and Baybank Merrimack Valley. Professional education courses included Williams College Graduate School of Banking, and the American Institute of Banking. Mr. Murray was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, and his varied interest included golf, bowling and gardening.

He is survived by his cousins Ralph W. Murray of Englewood, FL, Virginia Murray, and longtime family friend Shirley J. (Newcomb) Phillips of Kingston, NH.

Friends are invited to the funeral Monday 11:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. There will be no calling hours. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 471 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830, or to the charity of donor’s choice.

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