Frances A. Murray

Frances A. Murray, former secretary to the assistant treasurer of the collegedied on January 3, 2018, in Portland, Maine.

(The following was published in the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, January 7, 2018:)

BRUNSWICK – Frances Althea (Warner) Murray, of Maurice Drive, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland.

She was born in Bath, at her home on Middle Street, on Friday, May 13, 1938, the daughter of Maurice and Frances (Miller) Warner.

She attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in the Class of 1956. She was employed as a bookkeeper at S. Prawer & Company in Bath; a stenographer for the US government in Washington, DC; a legal secretary for Justice Harold J. Rubin; and secretary to the assistant treasurer at Bowdoin College. In 1966, she became the secretary to the founder, Hyde School, headmasters and president of Hyde Schools, Admissions Office and alumni assistant, retiring in 2009.

She was a past worthy advisor with the Rainbow Girls, and past resident of department, regional, and national auxiliary of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. She was also past President of the Cosmopolitan Club in Bath and of the Bath Business & Professional Women’s Club.

She is survived by three sons, Bruce Warner, of Lady Lake, Fla.; Craig Murray, of Boiling Springs, S.C.; and Reid Murray, of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; one stepson, Gordon Murray, of Vassalboro; one stepdaughter, Sandra Foss, of Vassalboro; three grandchildren, 1st Lt. Pace Warner Murray, of Vilesk, Germany; Baxter Reid Murray, of Boiling Springs, S.C.; and Kaleigh Elizabeth Warner, of Farmington; and two nephews. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Phyllis Holton.

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