NEWPORT--William Callahan Murray, Sr., 79, passed away February 7, 2015 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield following a long illness. \n\nHe was born June 7, 1935, in Keene, NH a son of Frederick and Julia (Callahan) Murray, Sr. Bill graduated from Keene High School in 1953. He joined the U. S. Marine Corps in 1954, trained at Camp Lejeune, NC, and was stationed in Hawaii and Japan until July of 1961. \n\nBill was employed at Howard Johnson, Frozen Food Division, in Brockton, MA for 8 years and later lived in Los Angeles. He moved to Strong, ME where he built a house. He enjoyed living in and exploring various parts of the country and moved back to California where he worked doing maintenance at Huntington Park Hospital for 5 years. His travels took him back to North Glen, CO for 13 years and on to Florida. Bill moved back to Newport where he was employed at Lovley's Motel until his retirement in 2003. \n\nBill is survived by his wife (of 11 years) and childhood friend from Keene, NH, Betty (Washburn) Murray of Newport; his sons, William and wife Sylvia Murray, Jr., Louis Murray, grandson Callahan and great grandson, Holden Jack, all of CO; sister, Jane Lessels of Concord, NH; sister in law, Constance Murray of Keene, NH. Other survivors include Betty's son, David and wife Donna Constine, and their sons, Eric and Nicholas all of FL and Michael of NE; Betty's brother, Barry and wife Janice Washburn of NH; Betty's sister, Carole and husband Paul Davis of NH. \n\nHe was predeceased by his parents; brother, Frederick Murray, Jr.; and infant siblings Elaine and Dale.\n\nBill was a member of the Newport Senior Citizens. He will be missed by his many friends, and his beloved pets, Precious and Teddie. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for the wonderful care he received during his admissions.\n\n"Even though my heart is heavy, I will always know that you will be taken care of on the other side. Farewell until we meet again. Love and thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers." \n\nGraveside services will be held in the summer at St. Joseph Cemetery, Keene, NH. \n\nCremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Please omit flowers.