Posted by: resparish | August 20, 2010

Adell Jean Murray, 1942 – 2010

Adell Jean (Silva) Murray was born to Joseph and Mary Silva on July 29, 1942, in Los Banos, California.  She grew up on the family dairy farm with her older siblings David, Allene, and Daniel.  She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School and then Los Banos High School.  In 1963 she graduated from Mary’s Help i San Francisco with a registered Nursing degree.  After graduation she continued to live and work in the City at St. Luke’s and Children’s Hospitals.

On March 22, 1969, she married Michael Murray at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in San Francisco.  In the spring of 1975 Adell and Michael bought their first home in the Almaden Valley area of San Jose.  On July 17, 1975, their first daughter, Nicole Adell, was born.  then they welcomed their second daughter, Shannon Jean, on January 23, 1977.  The family lived in Almaden Valley until 1988 when they moved to Sunnyvale.

Adell worked as a Registered Nurse for 46 years.  For 38 of those years, she was a dialysis nurse at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View.  She was a dedicated professional who cared deeply for her patients, their families, and her coworkers.

Adell also made her home a place for her family and friends to gather, frequently hosting parties for all occasions.  Every October, she and her husband traveled with their closest friends to various wine country destinations.  this trip had been a tradition for them for over 35 years.

For Adell, nothing was more important than family and friends.  Her love for them  was demonstrated in the way she lived her everyday life.

There will be a Vigil Service for Adell at 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 22nd, at Lima Santa Clara Mortuary.  Her Funeral Mass will be on Monday, August 23rd, at 11:00 am, here at Resurrection Parish.

Please keep Adell and her family in your prayers.


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