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Charlotte M. (Dupuis) Murray

October 30, 1931 — December 27, 2023


Mrs. Charlotte Marie (Dupuis) Murray of Watertown, Massachusetts, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023, in Potomac, Maryland, after a fall.  She was 92.

Charlotte was a proud “Townie,” having grown up and spent most of her adult life in Watertown, although she was born in Waltham on October 30, 1931, as the third child and second daughter of the late Raymond and Laurianne (Langelier) Dupuis. 

Charlotte was a well-known resource at the Watertown Free Public Library over her 50-year career, beginning as a page at the Library’s North Branch while still in high school.  Having found her calling, she continued to work at the library after graduating from Watertown High School in 1949, then left to attend the Pratt Institute’s School of Library Science in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest continuously accredited library-science program in the United States, where she graduated in 1953.  She was recognized for her extensive knowledge and helpful attitude, eventually working in every department at the library, culminating as Supervisor of Adult Services for many years, before retiring in 1998.  The library was also the site of meeting her future husband and fellow Watertowner, Dr. Paul F. Murray, whom she married on November 10, 1957.  Charlotte enjoyed working with her fellow Watertown High School alumni to organize class reunions, right up to the 65th Reunion in 2014, as well as an alumni scholarship fund.  She also volunteered with and supported the Marshall Home for Watertown’s elderly, the Marshall Home Fund, and the Watertown Historical Society.  Charlotte enjoyed traveling to Washington, DC, to visit the pandas (and her son and his family),  around New England and to Alaska, Hawaii, and Ireland with friends and family, and recalled with great fondness her pre-Castro visit to Cuba.

She leaves her devoted son, Mark Murray, and his wife, Tina Rouse, of Cabin John, Maryland; her grandson, Kalev Murray-Rouse; and her sister-in-law, Ellen Dupuis; along with many much-loved nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and their families.  Charlotte was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Dr. Paul F. Murray, her grandson, Lukas Ray Murray-Rouse, and her siblings, Philip Dupuis, Patricia Casey, and Paul Dupuis.

Family and friends are invited to gather to remember Charlotte’s life during calling hours at the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Monday, January 8, from 6 to 8 pm and again on Tuesday, January 9, at 9:30 am. Mourners will then proceed to St. Jude’s Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 9.  Charlotte will rejoin her husband, a World War II veteran, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, in a private burial at a later date.

The live-stream of Charlotte's Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning may be viewed on the St. Jude website using this link:

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made in honor of Charlotte Murray to the Watertown Free Public Library Building Fund, which supports special library programs and events, such as musicians, science programs, puppet shows, author talks, and community reading programs.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charlotte M. (Dupuis) Murray, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, January 8, 2024

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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