Special to the Register
Ernest John Murray, age 83, of Berea, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at St. Joseph-Berea hospital.
He was born in New Haven, Conn., to the late Ernest Munro and Helen Rackiewicz Murray.
He was a retired supervisor in the Math Science Labs at Middlesex Community College in Middletown, Conn. He was a member of the Berea First Christian Church, Berea Masonic Lodge No. 617, New Haven Commandry No. 2, Knights Templar, in New Haven, Conn., Past Master of Oliver Branch Masonic Lodge No. 84 and Past Master of Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 1, Connecticut York Rite College No. 17, Temple Lodge No. 16, which he served as chaplain.
He was a 32nd degree Mason and an Army veteran.
Mr. Murray is survived by: his wife, Lenore Marie Smith Murray of Berea, Ky.; his son, John M. (Chainna) Murray of Wallingford, Conn.; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service for Mr. Murray will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Cheshire Hillside Cemetery with the Rev. Matt McCaffery officiating.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Davis & Powell Funeral Home.