Earlier tonight my news feed brought a story about the recent identification of the remains of the twelve man crew of a B-24 Liberator that crashed in the Pacific in 1943. The co-pilot of the aircraft was 21-year old 2LT Martin P Murray of Lowell, Massachusetts. It turns out that Lieutenant Murray has finally returned to Lowell, for his funeral will be held this Saturday from the McDonough Funeral Home. While the service is private, the public is invited to attend his graveside ceremony at St Patrick’s Cemetery. The following (and the photo above) is from the McDonough Funeral Home website:
AT THE FAMILY’S REQUEST, 2ND LT. MURRAY’S CALLING HOURS AND FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD PRIVATELY ON SATURDAY APRIL 16 AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL 978-458-6816. YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE FAMILY FOR HIS BURIAL WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS INCLUDING A MILITARY AIRCRAFT FLYOVER AT ST. PATRICK CEMETERY BETWEEN 10:15 AND 11 A.M.. PLEASE VISIT US AT MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM TO SEND THE FAMILY AN E-CONDOLENCE AT ANY TIME.