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Michael P. Murray

May 15, 1963 - December 7, 2021

Service Date: December 13, 2021

Funeral Home Hessling Funeral Home

Place of Service Saint John the Evangelist

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Michael Patrick Murray, age 58 of Honesdale, passed away unexpectedly on December 7, 2021. A family man born in Honesdale and raised in Fairport (Rochester), NY by his mother Erin Lonergan and father William Murray. Growing up he enjoyed many gatherings with friends and vacations to Cape Cod with his sister Colleen Murray and Brother Brian Murray. Michael attended Fairport High School playing varsity Lacrosse and Football for the Red Raiders. From high school, he continued his education at the University of Connecticut. During college he commuted as a traveling salesman for Katz Inc.. After graduating with a Bachelors in Business and Economics he was promoted to a showroom office in NYC. He moved through several towns until landing in Tarrytown, NY. However, Michael was always drawn back home to his roots in Honesdale. There he would visit brother Brian and friends for some fun. On one of these visits he ran into surviving wife Teresa Taninies and culminated in a prideful family of four children. Catherine Murray, Jessica, Jackie, and Matt DeSau. Michael moved back into the area and continued a successful career and home life. He was a man of service. Holding membership with the Lions Club, Jaycees, and was a participant in St. John’s Evangelist perpetual adoration. He lived a fulfilling life of adventure and travel. He loved to Hunt, swim, play golf, bike, hike, and spend time with his grandchildren Violet, Nesta, Shaela, Isla, Liam, and Maeve. He touched the lives of everyone he met and his connection to others is what led to a beautiful legacy of love, laughter, and light heartedness. Michael was so easy to be around and cared deeply for each encounter he shared. He will be missed by many.

Survived by: Parents: Erin Lonergan and William Murray. Siblings: Colleen Murray, Brian Murray and wife Kim Meese.Wife Teresa Taninies. In-laws: Kathleen and Bob Spaulding, Bill and Kathy Taninies, John and Jean Marie Taninies. Children: Catherine Murray, Jackie, Matt, Jessica DeSau and Son in Law Dan Corrigan. Grandchildren: Violet Whitmore, Nesta Sevik, Shaela, Isla, Liam, and Maeve Corrigan.

Please join us in honoring Michael and his love for life on Sunday Dec. 12th from 2-6pm at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 13th at St. John the Evangelist Church, 150 Terrace St., Honesdale at 10 am. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.


428 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431


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