Cora Elizabeth Reade Murray
HALLOWELL -- Cora Elizabeth Reade Murray, 90, died August 22, 2012 in Augusta.
She was born May 30, 1922 in Weare, NH, daughter of Roy N. Reade and Olive Wood Reade. Cora grew up in Weare, NH, graduating from Weare High School in 1940.
She moved to Maine after marrying (Jan. 3, 1942) her husband, George of 57 years. They retired to Newport in 1982, where they had summered for many previous years at their beloved camp on Lake Sebasticook.
Cora was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker who loved her family and enjoyed life. Cora had many lifelong
friendships. She was the center of her family and friends, gathering those around her to “Live, laugh, and love.”
She is survived by six children: five daughters; Bonita Hahn of Yarmouth, Lorraine and her husband, Walt Shackford of Rochester, NH, Paula and her husband, Ed Englehart of Dixfield, Linda and her husband, Jim Murphy of Blue Hill, Pamela and her husband, Frank Howe of Farmingdale, and one son, George and his wife, Sharon Murray of Augusta; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by sisters, Beatrice Reade Johnson and Blanche Reade Noss; and her husband, George L. Murray in 1999; a son, Quintin and a daughter, Baby Faye.
Family wishes to thank Woodlands Assisted Living of Hallowell, MaineGeneral Medical Center, and HealthReach Hospice for her
wonderful care; Dr. Arun Ranganath and all of her primary caregivers.