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FRAMINGHAM – William E. Murray, III, 75, a longtime resident of Framingham died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 following a 3-year illness.

Born in Salem, the son of the late William E. II & Louise T. (White) Murray, he was the beloved husband of Irene Dunne.

Bill was educated in Salem High School and graduated from Northeastern University with his bachelor’s degree in management. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, entering at the age of 17.

He worked for many years as a Computer Consultant/Engineer at Honeywell Bull and most recently at EMC.

Bill enjoyed playing golf, travel with Irene, socializing with friends and family.  He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.  He loved the friends he made in the neighborhood and was always willing to help.

Besides his wife Irene, Bill is survived by his children, Julie Perez-Soto of Salem, and William E. IV & his wife Christine of CT, his grandson William E. Murray, V, his siblings, Joan L. Tremblay & her husband Dan of Salem, Susan J. Longo & her husband Joe of Groveland, Thomas M. Murray of Saugus, and John F Murray of NH, several nieces and nephews, and special friends including Peg & Joe Shields, Ann Frasier, and Emiko Suga.

Bill’s family would especially like to thank the staff at the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton Wellesley Hospital for their exceptional care and the staff at MGH Boston.  For their kindness and compassion. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Daniel Outa, his home care companion.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bill’s life by celebrating his graveside services privately, at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Bill’s name to: Hope Walks an October 2020 Virtual Fundraiser at Newton, Wellesley Hospital,

Support to raise funds for the Mass General Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley.  So they can continue to offer a range of programs and integrative support services to cancer patients.

Arrangements by the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home of Framingham.  For online tributes, or to share a memory with Bill’s family, kindly visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.