Homemaker resided in town for 25 years

Published in the September 28, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — Rita M. (Russell) Murray, 66, of North Reading and formerly of Medford, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Winchester Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Murray.

Born in Cambridge on August 31, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rita (Good) Russell. Rita was a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1969. She was a homemaker and a resident of North Reading for the past 25 years.

She is survived by her loving sister, Noreen Russell of North Reading.

Calling hours will be held at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow Street, North Reading on Thursday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a prayer service with Deacon Al Balestracci from St. Theresa’s Church.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. www.croswellfuneralhome.com.