NAUGATUCK — Mrs. Lois (Deisher) Murray, 98, of Naugatuck, was reunited with our Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2013.
Mrs. Murray was born in Washington Township, Pa., on Sept. 17, 1915, a daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Kurtz) Deisher. She relocated from Williamsport, Pa., to Naugatuck in 1930. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church, and had worked for many years for the Footwear Division of Uniroyal Inc., both as a supervisor on the floor and in the sales room. She retired from there in 1977, with almost 40 years of service. Mrs. Murray was a gifted and prolific seamstress, needle pointer, knitter and, especially, a quilter, in which she demonstrated her fine craftsmanship and marvelous sense of color coordination. Many of those she leaves behind are pleased to have examples of her excellent work by which to fondly remember her and warm themselves on cold winter evenings. She will be profoundly missed by all who were privileged to know her during her long and admirable life.
She leaves three children, Sallyann (Raymond) Hooper of Northfield, Elizabeth Javier of Naugatuck and Raymond (Deborah) Murray of Naugatuck; two sisters, Velma Mikelskas of Beacon Falls, and Dorothy Strew of Naugatuck, as well as eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St., and proceed to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 318 Church St., for a mass of Christian burial. Burial will follow in Grove Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until the procession leaves for church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis School Foundation, P.O. Box 292, Naugatuck, CT 06770-0292.
For further information, to light a memorial candle or to send an on line condolence, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.