Wake:Monday, June 3, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Tuesday, June 4, at 9:30 AM in St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.Contributions:In Lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions in Larry’s memory be made to St. Mary Church.

Lawrence "Larry" Murray


May 28, 1943 ~ May 31, 2013

Lawrence “Larry” Murray, 70, longtime resident of Norwalk, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2013, at the Norwalk Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Limerick City Ireland, son of the late Christina and Lawrence Murray Sr. Larry was educated by the Christian Brother Schools in Ireland. In 1961 he immigrated to the USA and in 1968 he became a citizen. In his early years, Larry worked for Howard Toms Tree Surgeons in New Canaan, CT. He also worked in the Highway Dept. for the town of New Canaan, from which he later retired. Larry was a very quiet unassuming person who loved to visit his favorite store Glen’s Variety where he had formed a very special friendship with Glen and Bridget.

After retiring from the Town of New Canaan, Larry devoted most of his retirement volunteering at St. Mary Church in Norwalk, doing odd jobs, including filling in as an altar server when needed. In 2009, Larry was awarded the St. Augustine Medal of Service by the most Reverend William E. Lori, Bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport.

Larry is survived by his brother Joseph of Norwalk; sisters, Christine Zoldak of Newburgh, NY, Rita Murray of Bowling Green, KY, and Patricia Quinn of Limerick City Ireland; his brother-in-law Salvador Clancy of Norwalk; nephews, John Clancy of Trumbull, Patrick Clancy of Norwalk, and Thomas Murray of Bowling Green, KY; niece, Colleen Liscio of Norwalk; grandnieces, Brianne Clancy and Kayla Clancy of Trumbull and grandnephews Ricky Liscio Jr. and Owen Liscio of Norwalk.

Calling Hours will be held Monday, June 3, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 4, at 9:30 AM in St. Mary Church, 669 West Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions in Larry’s memory be made to St. Mary Church.

  1. My condolences to Larry’s family.
    Larry worked for my late husband, Bud Toms.
    He was a very good worker and a dear friend, they enjoyed talking about sports and his trips home to Ireland.
    Bud gave Larry a dog that we couldn’t keep, as I had an allergy to it, he gave it to his mother to be company for her.
    He was concerned about her and said the dog helped to fill her days with love.
    He always talked about his love for his mother and his family.
    My mother, Dorothy Spadaccini, loved Larry, she had many talks with him in the office and outside of work.
    He always brought back gifts from his trips to Ireland, one was a music box, that she added to her collection and enjoyed until her death.
    Larry will be missed by all.
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with his family, at this time of great loss.
    Fondly,
    Virginia TOMS

    June 2, 2013
    Virginia Toms -
  • Larry was a good person he always came by my home when I was married to his nephew Patrick Clancy and work around the yard. I loved to have him come around but Pat would always complain and have 5 or 6 beers!!!! It was a hard time try to keep the peace between them Larry so sweet and Pat always angry and hateful. But Larry would come by and work around the yard what a sweet man… I will always love him and miss him….

    September 20, 2013
    Diane Feder -
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