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Laurine Anne Murray
April 14, 1956 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Laurine A. Murray, 67, of Prospect went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, September 14, 2023 after a brave and valiant battle with cancer. She was a well loved and dedicated special education teacher for many years at the North End Middle School. Born April 14, 1956 in Waterbury, Laurine was a daughter of the late Paul and Lorraine (Gilmartin) Murray.
In her early adult years, Laurine was an avid bodybuilder. She achieved many awards including 1 st place in the Atlantic States Open. No doubt her strength of mind, body and spirit carried throughout her life and was a testament to her mentorship of her students and family. She spread kindness wherever she went and her smile could light up a room.
Laurine earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Connecticut State University where she graduated magna cum laude, and later went on to continue her education accruing many specialty credits in educational development. Her students were blessed with her dedication, generosity, intelligence and love. Laurine poured her heart into her work, striving to provide the best education and future for her students. Her coworkers will forever remember and cherish her commitment and contribution to their team.
Laurine was a woman of faith as a long-time communicant of St. Anthony Church; her faith provided a tremendous source of strength throughout her illness. Her family was honored to assist and enable her to remain in her home throughout her illness and until her last breath; a gift of love and testament of how very much Laurine meant to each and every one of them.
Laurine’s love and legacy will be honored and cherished by her brother Paul Murray of Plainville, nephew Justin and his wife Suzanne Murray of New Hartford, niece Ashley and her husband William Johnpiere of Terryville as well as her grandniece and nephews Parker, Trace and Lily Johnpiere as well as her loving aunts and uncles and cherished friends. She is predeceased by her parents and her brother Brian Murray.
Friends and family are invited to Visitation on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 5pm to 6:30pm with a Celebration of Life Service at 6:30pm at Prospect Memorial/ The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Rd., Prospect. Burial will be private. Please visit www.prospectmemorial.com to share your favorite memories, stories and words of comfort for Laurine and her family.
As we mourn the loss of Laurine, let us also celebrate the impact she had on the lives of those around her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.