Anne Jane (Rapsis) Murray

August 21, 1934 ~ September 27, 2018 (age 84)

Anne Jane Murray, (nee Rapsis), 84, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at Merry Heart Assisted Living, Succasunna, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Mrs. Murray was born in Newark, NJ and raised in Harrison, NJ, until she married her beloved husband Russell of 62 years. She lived in Kearny for 61 years before moving to Succasunna 9 months ago.

She served as a Secretary for Worthington Pump, American Red Cross and Nopco Chemical Company.  She then worked as a Folk Artist designing many items for Van Holten Chocolate Candy in Kearny.  In addition, she served as a Teacher’s Aide at Kearny High School before retiring in 2003.

Anne was a life member and Past President of B.P.OE. Elks Lodge, 1050 Kearny, and the Ocean Gate Historical Society, Ocean Gate, NJ.

She is survived by her husband, Russell Murray, one daughter, Tracey Ann Tagliente (Frank) and one son, Russell Kenneth Murray (Dawn). She was the sister of Margaret Leifken and grandmother of Russell James Murray, “RJ”.

She was predeceased by her siblings, Peter Joseph Rapsis, Adele Theresa Stenger and Eleanor J. Mernar.

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