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Frances S Murray

February 8, 1932 ~ May 8, 2022 (age 90)


Frances S. “Fran” Murray, 90, of Kissimmee, FL, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, May 8, 2022. She was born in East Providence, RI on February 8, 1932 to Catherine Glynn Smith and Francis Smith. She was married to Lawrence E. Murray on April 6, 1953 until his death April 19, 2008. She is survived by her 6 children, Michael Murray, St. Cloud, FL, Meredith Zeigler, Clayton, NY, Christina Stewart, Kissimmee, FL , Margaret Murray, Englewood, CO, Patrick Murray, Kissimmee, FL and Maeve Gavin with her husband Andy Gavin-her beloved caregiver for 10 years-,of St. Cloud, FL as well as 23 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, her sister Catherine Smith and brother Francis Smith, Jr. both of MA, brothers-in-law David Murray and Michael T. Murray (Donna), many nieces, nephews and friends she made over her long life of service to others. Frances wore many hats over the years in addition to wife, mother and friend. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, Girl Scout Leader, baker of the world’s best chocolate chip cookies, avid reader of mysteries, bargain hunter and most importantly, a devout Catholic and communicant of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee for over 50 years where she was very active in the Council of Catholic Women, Eucharistic Adoration and Pro-Life ministries. When she retired from her job in distributer accounting at Tupperware Headquarters, she devoted the her life to protecting preborn babies and their mothers by founding and managing the JMJ Life Center in Osceola County where she counseled women of all faiths and walks of life with crisis pregnancies until her health required her to pass the torch to others. Frances was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to JMJ Pregnancy Center at:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1603 N. Thacker Avenue, Kissimmee, FL 34741 on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10am.

Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Love always, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

The Murray family is being cared for by: CONRAD & THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741; 407-847-3188.

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Memorial Mass
May 28, 2022

10:00 AM
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
1603 N Thacker Ave
Kissimmee, FL 34741

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