Thomas G. Murray, 1944-2020

Thomas G. Murray, 76, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2020 from congestive heart failure.

Tom was born January 5, 1944 to James and May Murray in The Bronx, New York. The Murrays hail from County Galway, Ireland where Tom’s father was a celebrated war hero for his role in the 1916 Easter Uprising which led to the liberation of Ireland. 

Tom spent 72 years of his life living in The Bronx, Yonkers and Manhattan, NY. He retired to Leesburg, VA four years ago. Tom’s career as a jeweler in the Diamond District of Manhattan spanned more than 50 years and he was an expert in diamonds, fine gemstones and estate jewelry 

Tom is survived by his daugh- ter Christina Croll (Michael) of Leesburg, VA and his son Jo- seph Murray (Emilija) of Santa Rosa, CA. He is survived by grandsons James and William Croll and sister Mary Murray Carrier of Newburyport, MA. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him dearly for his quick wit and generous spirit. 

Tom is preceded in death by his parents and siblings James J. Murray, John F. Murray, Patrick T. Murray and Anne T. (Murray) Crall. 

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Tom’s family is hosting a private remembrance service online. Funeral and interment will take place in Killimor, Ireland at a later date. 

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