David R. Murray ’71 died on January 20, 2023, in Falmouth, Maine.
(The following was provided by the Maine Sunday Telegram on February 12, 2023)
Falmouth – Ross Murray, 73, passed away on January 20, 2023.
Born in Brockton, MA, to James Murray and Dorothy Masterton, he graduated from Framingham North High School and Bowdoin College. He received an MBA from the University of Southern Maine and was a certified financial analyst.
After college, David married Margaret Owen MacVane of Portland, worked as a manager for Consolidated Freightways in Pittsfield, MA, and served with the National Guard. Moving back to Maine, David and Peggy lived in Portland for a few years before settling in Falmouth, where David served as a volunteer firefighter and member of the planning board and town council. He was on the board of the Portland YMCA and a member of the Portland Yacht Club.
After nearly twenty-five years at UNUM in investments, David worked as a consultant, supporting Maine business owners. He worked at Raven Technology in Brunswick and then as a merger and acquisitions advisor at Caswell Vlachos Group in Portland.
David had a quick wit. His many stories, including his time in the Guard and with his Theta Delta Chi brothers, were always amusing. He loved to entertain and cook and spent many memorable times with family and friends at Little Moose Pond, Little Sebago Lake and sailing “Margarita” on Casco Bay. He was an avid skier, golfer and reader. He adored his dogs, Baxter and Webster. He watched his favorite movie, “Casablanca,” at least once a year.
David is survived by his wife; sons Travis and Dallas (Katie), daughter, Lesley; brothers Mark and Scott (Laurie); granddaughters Mackenzie and Tegan Elkin; half-brother, Andrew (Heather), half-sister, Emily Ludwig (Jamie), stepsisters Lisa Murray and Jennifer Hornaday; stepmother, Kitty Murray; and other family members.