Margaret Twill Murray, our Matriarch, passed away quietly on January 18, 2022. She was predeceased by her beloved husband John Thomas Murray, father Peter Twill and mother Julia (nee Bitar), siblings Mary Clements, Nahaida Mea, Lewis, Joseph, George, Emily, Charles, Edward. She was the last family member of her generation. She is survived by her son, Peter Timothy and his wife Leslie Fleming, daughter Elizabeth Baxley and her husband James and their cockapoo, Mr. Jones, son John Thomas II and his wife Susan (nee Juliano) and their children John Thomas III, Frances Elizabeth and their schnauzer Maisy, son Joseph Timothy and his wife Maureen (nee Baxley) and their children Kathleen Elizabeth and Stephen James and many nieces and nephews.
A lifelong resident of Summit, NJ, she graduated from Summit High School in 1942 and attended Stafford Hall School of Business. Before retiring, she had a long career in business services working with the A & P Tea Company, CR Bard, and Twill Printing Services.Fondly known as Maggie “O,” she was a devout Catholic and member of St. Teresa of Avila Parish and was quick with a novena for any family member or friend in need of one. She was proud, passionate, and protective of her family and unconditionally supported any path they took in life. She was incredibly proud of her 3 Eagle Scouts, a proud grandmother who never missed dance performances or a show, attended Clearwater swim meets with pride and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Margaret was proud of her volunteer services with the USO during World War II. She was a fan of the NY Yankees and the NY Football Giants and attended many home games (disliked Tom Brady), never forgot a birthday, loved music from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley to Jimmy Durante to Fats Domino to Roy Orbison to George Harrison, and always had her photo taken at the mall with Santa, favored anything blue, the luck of cardinals, and playing the lottery. She had an infectious smile, laughed till she cried, had unconditional love for her entire family, and visitors never left her house hungry or thirsty. No conversation ended without hearing these words, “behave yourself.” She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by her devoted and adoring family and all who knew and loved her. Mom, we will see you again down the road, and remember to behave yourself!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 10:45 am at St. Teresa of Avila Church, Summit, NJ. Interment St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Summit, NJ. Visiting hours, Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 12 pm to 4 pm at the Bradley Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave., Summit, NJ
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