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Estella V. MURRAY

Estella V. MURRAY

Female 1934 - 2016  (81 years)

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  • Name Estella V. MURRAY  [1
    Born 11 May 1934  [2
    Gender Female 
    Find a Grave 116772541 
    Reference Number USP9490 
    Buried Abt Feb 2016  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 1 Feb 2016  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I9500  Byard Families
    Last Modified 19 May 2017 

    Family George O. BYARD,   b. 26 May 1930,   d. 21 Mar 2006, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Abt 1963  [5
     1. Donna BYARD,   b. Aft 1963
     2. Mark BYARD,   b. Aft 1963
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F3513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Feb 2016 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 2016 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Gravestones
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  • Notes 
    • Estella V (Murray) Byard
      May 11, 1934 – February 1, 2016
      On Sunday, February 1st a broken heart was mended as Stella Byard joined her husband, best friend and soul mate George in eternal rest. Stella passed peacefully surrounded by her family and close friends. Stella was born on May 11, 1934. The daughter of the late Ruth (Johnson) Murray, she was a lifelong resident of Gloucester. She graduated from Gloucester High School, class of 1952, graduating 4th in her class. She was proud of her Sawyer Medal and her membership into the National Honor Society. After graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper with D.O. Frost Company. She continued her love for numbers working for the Seafood Workers Union Pension Office, The Patio Restaurant and several other local businesses. For many years, Stella took pride in her involvement with her son Mark's business, the FV SS Melon, which she continued until her illness.
      She met the love of her life, George, while he was home on leave from the Navy at "the soda fountain shop" in East Gloucester Square. They fell in love, married, and raised 2 children and for the next 52 years made East Gloucester their home. During their marriage they spent most of their free time on the water aboard the Stella B. and Stella B. II. Harbor Cruises, weekends at the Isle of Shoales, Plymouth Rock and Maine were some of their many adventures. But more than anything else, their favorite times were spent Tuna Fishing. Stella loved to travel. In their later years, Stella and George enjoyed numerous trips to Nova Scotia and Bermuda with their close friends Joe and Ginny Mondello. Stella most recently enjoyed trips to Florida. One of these was to see her sister, Avis Murray, receive a distinguished award for her long standing tennis career. The other was to celebrate the 80th birthday of her childhood friend Phyllis Tedesco along with her other very close friend Sylvia Habe. Stella enjoyed all kinds of crafts. There isn't a family member or close friend that hasn't enjoyed the warmth of a hand-knit item made personally for them by Stella. Stella was a life long member of the Trinity Congregational Church and shared her faith and love by volunteering at their Thrift Store and Christmas Fairs. What gave Stella her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren, Kevin, Salvatore, Jennie and Jessica. Whether it be days at the beach, birthdays, sporting events, awards ceremonies or graduations, Stella never missed an opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. She was their biggest cheerleader and always let them know how much she loved them and how proud she was of them.

      Stella is survived by her children Donna and her husband Thomas Lupo, her son Mark and his companion Colleen McCarthy, her grandchildren, Kevin, Salvatore and Jessica Lupo, her sister Avis Murray, her godson Bruce Atkins and his sister Pam, a special cousin and friend, Joe Mondello and his daughter Ann Capillo and many nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by her closest friends, Phyllis Tedesco, Sylvia & Andy Habe and Carolyn Davis. In addition to her mother and husband, Stella was predeceased by her granddaughter Jennie Faye Lupo and a special cousin Ginny Mondello.
      The family would like to give special thanks to the Gloucester Fire Department-Group 1, the nursing staff at Addison Gilbert and Beverly Hospitals, Dr. Bruce Barlam, Dr. Angus McIntyre and Joanne Gibbs for their kindness and compassion shown in the care of their mother, grandmother and sister.

      Visiting hours will be held from the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA on Thursday, February 4th from 4 pm to 8 pm. A funeral service will be celebrated on Friday, February 5th at 10 a.m. from the Trinity Congregational Church, Middle Street, Gloucester. Extended family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
      Contributions may be made in her name to The Jennie Faye Lupo Scholarship fund c/o
      Donna and Tom Lupo, 5 Mathieu Hill Road, Gloucester MA 01930. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S228] Find a Grave.

    2. [S124] Ancestry, ANC-PUB101 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S228] Find a Grave (Reliability: 1), 5 Apr 2017.

    4. [S94] On-line Obit, (Reliability: 1), 5 Apr 2017.

    5. [S94] On-line Obit, (Reliability: 1), 5 Apr 2017.