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Krause: Dick Murray deserved the honors given to him

Murray, 92, was the junior member of the nonagenarian foursome (the other three were Don Durkee, Ed Barry and Dr. Paul McNeil). A Swampscott High graduate, Murray led a varied and, in many ways, remarkable life. He was a World War II veteran of the Pacific Theater who interrupted his education at Wesleyan to serve before graduating in 1949. (Courtesy photo)
Last summer, photographer Spenser Hasak and I went up to Tedesco on a Friday morning to talk with four nonagenarians who were awarded with honorary memberships at the prestigious country club on the Marblehead/Swampscott line. One of the four was Swampscott’s Dick Murray, who died April 27, and whose life was celebrated Saturday at the…

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