Obituary of Tom Murrett
Murrett, Thomas P. “Tom” June 24, 2019 of Lake View, NY. Beloved son of Peter J., Jr. and late Elizabeth (nee Dirnberger) Murrett; devoted brother of Kathleen (Brian) Fitzgerald, James (Karen), Patricia (Andrew) Krotseng, Sally (Michael) Andrzejczak, Elizabeth (Lori Nielsen), Maureen, late Peter J. III (Janice) and Lawrence Murrett; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday July 6th at 10 AM at St. John Paul II Church. Please assemble at church. Arrangements by LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 716-627-2919. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Paul II Parish. Please leave online donations and condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
Tom was a faithful man who believed that family comes first. He was very active at St. John Paul II Church, especially when it came to running events. He would assemble church bulletins, set up for mass and fundraisers, and would relentlessly sell tickets for church events. It wasn’t just for St. John Paul II however, he also liked to help his sister Kathy’s church, St. Mark’s. Tom was devoted to his parents and siblings, and always made sure that he (and his father!) called everyone on their birthdays. Other days, he’d just give people a call to let them know when their favorite sports team was playing. When it came to his birthday though, he left that up to the rest of the family to make his plans, he was excited just to be celebrating on his special day.
Tom had a friendly personality and loved to talk, play practical jokes, and make everyone feel welcome. He was a hard worker who took side jobs like lawn mowing and shoveling to help the neighborhood. At the McAuley Residence, he was called “the Mayor” by all his poker night friends. At family softball games, he was his team’s go-to pitcher. Tom loved sports, and while he always cheered for his hometown teams, the Bills and Sabres, he had a soft spot for the San Francisco Giants baseball team and loved to watch Notre Dame Football. When he was younger, he had a huge penny collection that was close to his heart.