Joan (Skaff)'s Story
Joan (Skaff) Murray, 82, of Methuen, passed away on June 9, 2017.
Joan was born in Methuen on June 20, 1934, to the late Albert and Ella (Mullen) Skaff.
She was a graduate of Methuen High School, Class of 1952.
Joan enjoyed daily trips to the ocean with her husband, Frank. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, whom she always made time to attend every family gathering.
Joan was the beloved wife of Frank Murray with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. She was the dear sister of Claire Mellor and her husband, David of Methuen. Joan was the devoted aunt of Donna Welch and her husband, Shaun of Salem, N.H., and James Mellor and his wife, Alicia of Salem, N.H. She was the cherished great-aunt of Caitlin and her husband, Adam, David, Stephen, and Sarah, and the loving great-great-aunt of Mason and Daniel. Joan is also survived by her aunt, Arlene Marcucci.
Friends and guests are invited to call on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home, immediately following the calling hours, beginning promptly at 12 p.m. Pastor Bill Ingraham of First Church Congregational of Methuen to officiate. Interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery of Methuen. Donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284. For directions and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Murray family.
Published on  June 12, 2017