Francis A. McMurray
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Francis A. McMurray
  • July 17, 1923 - May 1, 2014
  • Ponchatoula, Louisiana

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Francis Antony McMurray died at the age of 90 on Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was the son of the late Caroline Antony and Francis Joseph McMurray. He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Francis, his brothers, Bernard C. McMurray and Frederick H. McMurray, his sisters, Frances Stilley, Blanche Stasswender and Isabel Charbonnet. Francis was married first to the late Ettie Lee King and secondly to the late Yvonne LeCompte. He is survived by his two daughters, Susan Coney and her husband Paul, and Catherine Yennie and her husband Vi, his sister, Carolyn Nelson of Austin, Tx., two grandsons, Peter Cannizzaro,IV and Chris Pizzuto, four great-grandchildren, Caroline and Colby Cannizzaro, and Nicholas and Marley Pizzuto. Francis was also blessed with an extended family consisting of 2 sons, Robert Lecompte, Charles LeCompte and wife Pam, three grandchildren, Logan LeCompte, Denae McCoy and husband Brian, Lacey Beckering and husband Bryan, four great- grandchildren, Ada and Angel Siena McCoy, Nolan and Auna Beckering, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Francis retired from South Central Bell with 30 years of service. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Rita Church in Harahan, where he enjoyed singing in the church choir for many years and spent countless hours volunteering to help with the structural maintenance of the church and school. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Traveling around the United States in the travel trailer allowed him to relax and experience the variety of people in our nation. Learning was a lifelong job for Francis. He was a perfectionist and very mechanically inclined. He was a master of many trades and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. Francis was truly a very special man. Those who knew him will surely miss his friendly smile and caring personality.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA on Monday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm, where friends may call after 12:00 pm. Interment to follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.