Brian K. Murray

Brian K. Murray, 48, of New Bedford died Tuesday December 17, 2013 unexpectedly at home.

Born in New Bedford, the son of Benedict Murray of Mattapoisett and the late Margaret (Wydra) Murray and stepson of Jeanne (Harbeck) Murray, he lived in Acushnet for many years and most recently lived in New Bedford.

Brian was formerly employed as a commercial fisherman on several vessels of the New Bedford fleet. He also worked as a truck driver for a number of local businesses.

Brian was a good-hearted person. He was kind and generous to those around him. He loved to help others when he could. Brian knew just how to put a smile on anyone’s face. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, however, was recently unable to due to his declining health. Brian loved music and played the drums for many years.

He leaves behind his father and stepmother; his brother, Kevin Murray, his wife Cathy, and their children, Kendra and Evan, of Acushnet; his stepbrothers, Joseph Boldiga and his children, Makenzie and Maddex, of Palm Harbor, FL, and Michael Boldiga and his companion Lisa of New Bedford; as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be deeply missed by those closest to him.

His private memorial service was held on Saturday morning Dec. 21, 2013 at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Humane Society and Shelter – SouthCoast, 31 Ventura Drive, Dartmouth, MA 02747 or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For online condolence book, please visit

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