Hon. Robert  Murray

Obituary of Hon. Robert F. Murray

Hon. Robert F. Murray

April 29, 1945 - December 28, 2020

Do to the overwhelming response, the family has made the difficult decision to keep the Mass PRIVATE. If you feel you would like to be part of the service, the family suggests attending the Interment at the Vine Hills cemetery for a brief outdoor ceremony where appropriate outdoor social distancing can take place. The grave is located near the cemetery office building. 

The Honorable Robert Francis Murray of Plymouth, formerly of Dorchester, passed at his home in Plymouth on December 28, 2020. He was the loving husband of over fifty years to Catherine “Mickey” Murray. Loyal father to Christopher (Elizabeth) of Kingston and Gregory (Windy) of South Boston. Adoring and cherished “Papa” to his grandchildren Maeve and Jack Murray. Brother of John (Sue) Murray of Plymouth. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Evelyn, and brothers Richard and Ken.

Bob was a proud graduate of BC High, Boston College, and Suffolk Law School. He was a longtime Assistant DA for Plymouth County, prosecuting some of the most serious crimes of his era. Appointed to the bench in 1995, he served as a Judge for twenty years. In both roles he served as a mentor to an entire generation of attorneys on the South Shore and beyond.

A multiple stroke survivor, with a variety of health issues, Bob nonetheless enjoyed a robust and full 75 years of life. Bob was a proud father who was totally devoted to his two sons. He had an incredible memory for details and enjoyed reminiscing with family and friends. Bob had extensive knowledge of history and a passion for reading, writing, listening and the Red Sox. Bob was a dignified, thoughtful and kind man. He was proud of his Irish heritage and was recently able to enjoy a family vacation to Ireland. Bob was happiest vacationing with his family in Naples, FL and Pocasset, MA. Bob will be terribly missed by his family and friends, especially by the love of his life, Mickey.

Private funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter's Church in Plymouth on Wednesday January 6th at 11am.

Services are PRIVATE due to COVID19 restrictions.


A celebration to honor Bob’s memory will be announced for a date in June at East Bay Grille in Plymouth. 


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