IRON MOUNTAIN - June Marie Murray, 90, formerly of Helps and Foster City, Mich., passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at the Hyland Nursing Home in Iron Mountain. She was born on June 1, 1922, in Cooks, Mich., daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Plante) Cousineau. She moved to Harwood on her 13th birthday, she attended the Felch schools, graduating from Felch High School in 1940. June married Abel Murray on June 2, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1971. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Foster City. She was a former member of Altar Society and the Quilters Club.
June was one of the first residents of the North Dickinson Apts. She felt very blessed to be able to live there as she never drove a day in her life she was within walking distance to her children, church, the post office and store. She loved quilting and sewing. June made all of her grandkids and some of her great grandkids quilts.
She had a wonderful sense of humor, even making fun of her dementia by calling it "CRS-Can't remember s--". She also referred to herself as a Cova-Catha-Lu as she was a member of St. Joe's, attended quilting at the Lutheran Church and attended the Covenant Women's meetings and often did the monthly home visitation with her daughter-in-law Kathy. June was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Murray; grandson, Pierre Murray; great grandson, Aaron Edberg; in-laws, August and Mary Murray; brother, Donald Cousineau; sisters, Camilla Troyer, Lorraine Moore, Eileen Nord, and Mayme Parachelli.
June Marie Murray
June Bug is survived by her children, Tom (Jean) Murray of Hardwood, Terry (Kathy) Murray of Foster City, Mary (Richard) Edberg of Hardwood, Daniel Murray of Felch, Marilyn (Clayton) Dixon, Deborah (Dale) Dixon of Foster City; brothers, John (Joyce) Cousineau of Mesa, Arizona, Jim Cousineau of Hardwood, and Melvin (Lorraine) Cousineau of Harwood; sisters, Frances Timmer and Bev Lucas; 17 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren.
The visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Erickson-Rochon and Nash Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. Deacon Wendell Sanders will recite the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday.
There will also be a visitation on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Foster City.
The funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Fr. Darryl Pepin will offer the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in the Foster City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons Abel Murray, Aaron Edberg, Daniel Murray Jr., Douglas Dixon. Nephews August Murray and Leonard Nord. Honoray Pallbearer, grandson William LaVigne.
In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established in her memory.
The family of June Bug Murray would like to thank Family Ties and the Nursing Staff at Hyland Nursing Home for their loving, tender care of Mom over the years. It was very hard for the family to turn over the care of our Mom to other people as she was a very special lady. They did an awesome job and took excellent care of her.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of June Marie Murray online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com
The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral home of Iron Mountain with the funeral arrangements.