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James J Murad Sr.

February 29, 1932 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 89)

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James J. Murad Sr. of Hyde Park, MA passed away on November 16

 

He is survived by his son, James J. Murad Jr. (formerly of Hyde Park) and his fiancé Brenda Duggan of Holbrook MA.  Cherished Grandfather “Jidu” of Justin Murad and his wife Jessica (formerly of Hyde Park) Jacksonville, FL and Dylan Murad of Hyde Park.  He is the Great Grandfather of Penelope James Murad who honors his name as her middle name.

 

James was the husband of the late Annmarie (Williams) Murad.  He is pre-deceased by his youngest son, Joseph “Joey” Murad whom he will be buried with full military honors in the Garden of the Saviour at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.  He is also the dear brother to his late twin sister, Mary (Murad) Mahanna along with his brothers, the late Abraham, Joseph, Thomas, Robert and Frederick “Moe” Murad.  His late father, John Murad and mother, Zelphia (Farage) Murad who migrated from Lebanon and lived in Boston, MA.

 

He also leaves behind a very dear friend, Michael Fayles a member of the Boston Police. Since the passing of his wife AnneMarie and son Joey, Michael was a dear friend who frequently visited, checked upon him and made sure he had his weekly Herald newspaper and his daily numbers.  We are truly grateful for his endless love and care for him.

 

James is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

 

James was most proud of his military service during the Korean War.  He served as a Bosun’s Mate in charge of the deck crew aboard the USS Ticonderoga CVA-14 until 1956 where he sailed to many European countries such as Naples/Genoa  Italy, Barcelona Spain, Syria, Lebanon, Greece, Turkey and Istanbul.  Bootcamp was in Bainbridge, MD in 1951. The USS Ticonderoga CVA 14 had a crew of approx.. 3,448 with 3 aircraft elevators and approx.. 80-100 planes on board.

 

He also worked as a caretaker of Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury MA and was a retiree of the International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oilers Local 3.  He had a passion for playing in men’s softball leagues.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours which will be held on Friday morning from 8-10AM  at the Carroll-Thomas Funeral Home at 22 Oak St. Hyde Park, MA.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in James Murad Sr name may be made to the Fisher House at the West Roxbury VA Hospital 1400 VFW Pkwy W Roxbury MA 02132.  James will be laid to rest with full military honors in the Garden of the Saviour at Knollwood Memorial Park 321 High St. Canton, MA.    

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