Keith Paul Murray, 55, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness surrounded by his loving family on October 3rd, 2023 at Emerson Hospital. Keith leaves behind his loving, devoted partner and best friend of 30 years, Aimee (St. Martin) Murray.
Keith was the dedicated and supportive father of Elena Murray and her fiancé, R.J. McCann of Wareham and Griffin Murray and his girlfriend Julia Koperniak of Acton.
He was the very proud and loving Grampy to his grandson, Thomas Griffin McCann.
Keith is survived by his brother, Stuart Murray and his wife, Tina, of Littleton and his sister, Lisa Murray, of Acton; his sister-in-law Erica Connell and her husband, David, of Tyngsboro and his brother-in-law, Raymond St. Martin and his wife, Kate, of Bolton; and his mother-in-law, Cheryl St. Martin, of Westford. He was the proud uncle of Taryn, Chris, Nick, Kevin, Kristin, Kyle, Lily and Lauren. He will be remembered fondly by many other relatives and close friends.
Keith was born in Concord on December 31st, 1967 and was predeceased by his parents, Roger and Kathy Murray of Maynard and his father-in-law, Gary St. Martin of Westford.
Keith went to Maynard High School where he played Varsity Basketball and was never seen without a basketball in his hand. He went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, the same year he married his wife and his daughter, Elena, blessed him with her arrival.
After graduation and welcoming his daughter, Keith started his career as a civil engineer with Meisner Brem Corporation in Westford. He grew his career and worked on many projects including schools, residential subdivisions, and Meadow Creek Golf Course.
Keith spent many hours attending his daughter’s cheerleading competitions, volleyball and softball games, and his son’s wrestling, baseball and basketball practices and tournaments. He was very proud of their athletic and academic achievements. One of his greatest joys was watching his son win 2 Mass State Wrestling Championships. He also coached their basketball, softball and baseball teams and enjoyed spending evenings playing catch with his children until dark in the front yard.
Keith loved spending time with his family and had recently purchased an 18’ Marshall Sanderling sailboat which he was able to enjoy this summer with his grandson, Thomas. He hoped to pass on his love of sailing and the ocean. He loved vacationing and golfing with his son and son-in-law on Cape Cod. He had a great sense of humor and loved to cook, a passion that started with his parent’s restaurant, the Ye Olde 117 House in Sudbury. He was a Boston sports fan, especially of the Celtics and the Patriots. He leaves a legacy of laughter, many funny videos and text messages and putting family first.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Keith on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard.