Thomas Michael "Tom" Murray, 52, a senior U.S. Customs
inspector, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at LaPlace, La.
A native of International Falls and a resident of Gramercy, La.,
he was a 1972 graduate of the University of Minnesota and attended
two years at the United States Air Force Academy.
He was a coach of Gramercy swim team and Lutcher High School swim
team, a Eucharistic minister to shut-ins, and an Annulment Advocate
for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Joan Zeringue Murray;
children, Tara M. Holley of Lutcher, La., Jessica J. Slie of New
Orleans, Nicholas P. Slie of Dublin, Ireland, Dustin M. Murray of
New Orleans, and Tyler T. Murray of Gramercy; his parents, Jack and
Donna (Mohs) Murray of the Falls; sisters, Patty Christensen of
Grand Rapids, Minn., and Cathy Murray of Minneapolis; brothers, Jim
Murray of Los Angeles, Calif., John Murray of Denver, Colo., Terry
Murray of the Falls, Ron Murray of Staples, Minn., and David Murray
of Baudette, Minn.; son-in-law, Jeff Holley of Lutcher;
grandchildren, Caleb J. St.Pierre, Rachel N. Holley and Logan Thomas
Holley; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 2, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Gramercy. Friends
may call at the church from noon to service time Friday.
Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Save the
Children, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, Conn. 06881 (on check memo, add
memorial code: 61691-Tom Murray)
Arrangements are by H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, Lutcher.