Joseph D. Murray of Chelmsford, MA

1933 - 2023

US Veteran National Guard


November 29, 2023
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home

No Funeral Date Scheduled

Joseph D. Murray, age 89, longtime resident of Chelmsford, MA died Sunday November 26, 2023 at Chelmsford Crossings.

Born in Lowell, MA, he was the son of the late Roderick and Janet (Baird) Murray.  He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1952 and proudly served with the Army National Guard.

Joseph retired from G. T. E. of Needham, MA. Previously he worked as an avid photographer.

He is survived by his three nieces; Sheila Lockwood, Robin Young, and Gail Young, his nephew Donald Young, his great niece and her husband, Karyl and Brian Oxley, his great-nephew Kieth Lockwood, his great-great nieces Kayla Oxley and Bryanna Oxley, and his longtime caretaker and advocate Mark Giangrande.

Joseph was the brother of the late Edward Murray and Eva Young.





Visiting hours are from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

2 Condolences for Joseph D. Murray of Chelmsford, MA

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    You were one of the most humble and gentle person I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and everyone’s life you touched were graced with your gentle demeanor and sense of humor. I’m sure that Eddie was there to meet you to help guide you in this this next chapter and hope you singing your way through it.
    Like many others I love and going to miss you my friend.

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    Chris Doyle


    Dear Joe’s Family,
    I was so saddened to hear about Joe”s passing when I arrived at Chelmsford Crossings on Thursday afternoon with my Pet Partner the dog Friday. We always went to visit Joe at the end as he was so loving towards Friday and I wanted to give him plenty of time to pat and talk to him. I also enjoyed visiting with Joe as he seemed to be a very interesting person. It was hard last Thursday to have to change our routine. Fortunately, we have a nice picture of Joe with Friday as a wonderful remembrance. Please accept our condolences.
    Chris and Friday ( the dog)

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