ALBANY – Jessie Catherine Doig Nicolson Murray died Sunday October 9, 2011 at the Loudonville Home for Adults surrounded by her loving family. She was 92. Mrs. Murray was born in Dundee, Scotland. She was the daughter of the late Rev. William and Jessie Nicolson. She was educated at Gillespie School for Girls in Edinburgh. During World War II she served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS). She was employed for many years at the NYS Health Dept. and retired as a Head Clerk in 1985. Previously, she was employed at the British Postal Service and at the Fuller Brush Company.
She was the widow of the late James R. Murray who died in 2006. She is survived by her daughter Nikko Carman of Albany; her son James Murray and daughter–in-law Joy Murray of Canton Mass.; her daughter Rika Murray, Esq. of Albany; and her daughter Kateri Murray, MD and son-in-law Gerard Gorski of San Rafael, Calif; her grandchildren Aaron, Erik, and Claire Carman, and Audrey, Angela, and Andrew Murray. She is also survived by nieces and nephews in the UK. She was predeceased by her brother William Nicolson and sister Ruth Cameron.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Loudonville Home for Adults. They would also like to thank Community Hospice of Albany who cared for Jessie in her final illness.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 8:30, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi at 9:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Pat and Nancy Cullings
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. She and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Vince and Yvette Commisso
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Raymond and MaryGrace Dansereau
Ray and I and our family are sorry for your loss, Rika. May God bless you and your family abundantly during this difficult time. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs.
Dear Rika and family,
So sorry to hear that your mother has died. Please accept my prayers and sympathy for all of you. Take care.
God Bless and Decolores
Joe & Sharon Thouin
Sharon & I would like to express our deepest sympathy at this sad time in your family’s life. We pray for faith, strength and courage for you and your family, and wish you the inner joy and inner peace that only He can give.
Saddened to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Lavonia & Andres Astacio
Andres and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to you Nikko and your family. Your mom was a precious gift from god and now he is watching over her You all are in our hearts and prayers. God lent her to you for 92 years and that is a precious gift.
Dear Nikko & Family,
I was saddened to read of your Moms passing. I so enjoyed having her & your father at the diner when they would come to see us and provide us with some happy entertainment, also. I miss seeing you all and am very sorry that I was unable to make it to the services. Know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers and hope to see you sometime soon. My brother Tom also sends his condolences