John Boardman Murray – St. Albans Bay

John B. Murray, 85, passed away at home, following a brief illness, Sunday, May 10, 2015, with his beloved family at his side. Born in Burlington, April 22, 1930, John was a son of the late Donald J. and Agnes (Boardman) Murray. On Oct. 8, 1994, he married the former Linda (Dayment) McCarthy in St. Albans. John graduated from Middlebury High School in 1948, and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and recipient of the State Of Vermont Distinguished Service Medal for honorable service during combat. He first was employed at Champlain Valley Fruit Company and retired after 20 years as sales manager. For the past 21 years, John was employed as office manager for Rathe’s Auto Salvage in Colchester, up to the time of his passing. He was a member of Green Mountain Post 1, American Legion, The Vermont Retreads Motor Cycle Club, and the Addison Goose Club. John especially enjoyed his family, his dog Mick, hunting, camping, and the Boston Red Sox. Among John’s survivors is Marcy Whittle and husband, David, of Shelburne. A funeral service was held Friday, May 15 in Holy Angels Church. Interment will be at the convenience of his family. Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, 150 Cambridge Park Drive – Suite 202, Cambridge, MA 02140.