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MURRAY, Robert P. “Bob” of Milton and Marshfield, formerly of Dorchester, passed away after a period of failing health, February 27, 2017 at the age of 97. Bob was born in Charlestown and grew up in Dorchester. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita M. (Whalen) Murray, to whom he was married for 66 years. Loving father of Janice M. Mercadante and her husband Paul Robillard of Mashpee, Robert P. Murray, Jr. and his wife Joan Courtney Murray of Westwood, Thomas M. Murray and his wife Mary of Hanover, and the late Marjorie McCusker. He was the father-in-law of Hugh McCusker and the late S. Joseph Mercadante. Predeceased by his siblings: Henry Murray, Helen Lyons, Veronica Sullivan, Douglas Murray, Lillian Kennedy, Joseph and John Murray. Dear grandfather of Joseph Mercadante, Michael Mercadante, Meghan McCusker Alson, Melissa Quest Mercadante, Kristen McCusker Delaney, Elizabeth Mercadante Hill, Christopher Murray, Brendan Murray, Matthew Murray, Patrick McCusker, Gregory Murray and Anna Murray. Also survived by 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bob was a retired Detective for the City of Boston Police Department and aide to the Police Commissioner. During WWII he served in the US Army Air Corps as a Sergeant. He was the former owner of several Arby’s Restaurants in Massachusetts. A member of the Knights of Columbus, Milton Elks, Boston Police Emerald Society, as well as a longtime communicant of St. Elizabeth Church, Milton MA. Bob’s greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. He will be reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 N. Main St. (Rte. 28), Randolph, MA 02368 until 9:30 am Saturday, 3/4/17, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 am in St. Elizabeth Church, 350 Reedsdale Rd., Milton, MA 02168. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be on Friday, 3/3/17, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Burial will take place in Milton Cemetery, Milton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to St. Ann by the Sea Church, 591 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA 02050.

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