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Sally Lee Murray


NOTE: Because of the potential for snow the service at church has been changed to WEDNESDAY  The visitation hours will still be held on Monday from 4-8 PM.

Sally Lee Murray, age 58, of Pompton Lakes, formerly of Saddle Brook, passed peacefully at home on Friday, March 10, 2017.

She was born in Passaic, to Anthony and Marcia Engravalle, and raised in Saddle Brook. She graduated from Saddle Brook High School with the Class of 1976 and continued her education at the Berkley Business School.

Sally worked for the American Cyanamid Corporation’s world headquarters in Wayne and went on to work as a Quality Assurance Specialist for the Purdue Pharma Company in Totowa for twenty-four years. She later worked in the Quality Assurance Operations of Lohman Therapy Systems in West Caldwell up until recently when her battle with Glioblastoma forced her to stop working.

She was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn for many years.

Sally will be remembered as a loving, kind, non-judgmental, all around good person. She was fiercely loyal to both her family and friends.

Sally met Philip Murray, who had just finished his years of service in the United States Air Force, at a friend’s home in 1980. They fell in love and married on November 12, 1983 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Saddle Brook and honeymooned in St Lucia. As newlyweds Sally and Philip initially lived in an apartment in Little Ferry and soon found a home in Pompton Lakes where they have lived since 1985. They have enjoyed a loving, caring, “soul mates,” marriage of thirty-four years.

Sally was the beloved wife of Philip Murray; beloved mother of Brittany, Sean, and Ryan Murray; devoted daughter of Anthony Engravalle and the late Marcia Engravalle (2003); dear sister of Suzanne Weiss and the late Richard Weiss, Cindy Engravalle, and Marcia and Fred Parisi. She is also survived by her loving mother-in-law Jane Murray; sister-in-law Patti and her husband Lenny D’Amico; brother-in-laws Peter and his wife Janis Murray and Paul and his wife Melissa Murray. She was the much loved aunt of Rick, Kate, Jake, Tony, Laura, Kevin, Katie, Colby, Devin, Kyle, Courteney, Ashton, Colleen, Douglas, Danny, Rayna, David, Olivia Sage, and Kevin.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 PM on Monday, March 13, 2017  at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne.

A 10 AM Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March, 15, 2017 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 22-15 Broadway, Fair Lawn.  (please meet directly at church on Wednesday)

Interment will be in St. Marys Cemetery, Saddle Brook.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to The Valley Hospital Foundation, 223 N. Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450 would be greatly appreciated. 

Guest Book


Phil, Brittany, Sean, and Ryan, Our hearts are broken for you all. Sally was an amazing person and she loved each of you deeply. Find comfort in your wonderful memories of her knowing that she will live in your hearts always. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Tony, Stephanie, Anthony, and Michael

Tony DeFranco


Phil, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Sally was the sweetest, loving, most genuine person I had the pleasure of calling my friend. Her beautiful smile is forever etched in my memory. So many wonderful fun times together through the years. I can't imagine your pain but hope you find solace that she is now an angel in heaven. Rest In Peace Sally. You are forever in our hearts and prayers. Jennie & Will

Jennie Genovese


Phil and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sally was one of my dearest cousins growing up. I have so many great memories of hanging out at 5th street park, doing the talent show, swimming by Aunt Marcia's house. We had so much fun. She was such a loving caring and totally awesome cousin and I will cherish every memory I have of all of my adventures I had with her. The best time of all was sleeping over Grandma Ulrich's house and driving grandma crazy! I will never forget her beautiful smile. You and your children will always be in my heart. I love you guys!! Prayers for all of you.

Karen Ulrich Ultimo


Phil, Brittany, Sean and Ryan, so very sorry for your loss. Sally will be greatly missed. She had a smile that lit up a room. I don't think I can ever remember a time she wasn't smiling! Even that time at the Ram's Horn when she was dancing with me in her Candies and stepped on her own foot and broke her toe!!! She still managed to smile through the pain. She will always be in our hearts and never forgotten! "Rest in peace Sal, Until we meet again" love you. Linda and Bernard

Linda McNeil


Phil & family, we are so sorry to hear about Sally's passing. She was always a beautiful person inside and out. May you all find strength and comfort in your wonderful memories. Heaven just gained another perfect angel. Love and hugs to all of you.

Patty (Plumadore) Arimborgo


We will truly miss Sally- a class act with a heart of gold and a smile that would warm your soul- our hearts go out to Phil and the kids - she is truly irreplaceable - God Bless....

Bob and Joyce Kellenbach


My deepest condolences too you, Phil and your family. I have always thought of Sally in the most wonderful ways. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Karen Chinchar Lippin

Karen Chinchar Lippin


Phil,Brittany,Sean & Ryan, Our Hearts are Broken. So Sorry for Your Loss. It was Our Loss too. She fought hard, but now she is one of Gods Angel's Looking down at us and smiling. The one thing we will always cherish is that we stayed close through out the years. Weddings Birthdays and even illness, Sally was there for us. We will never forget you Sally and every time we see that shining star up in the sky we will know it is You watching over Us.....You are Deeply Loved.....Donna & Enrique Balarezo

Donna Balarezo


Phil, Brittany, Sean & Ryan, our hearts are broken! Sally was the sweetest, most wonderful friend I could have ever had. We met almost 15 years ago and we just "clicked". She was my "soul sister ". We had such a connection. She will be missed by many for sure. Hold onto all the beautiful memories you all made together. I know there are many. I will hold her in my heart forever. With all our love, Cathy, Dan & Danny

Cathy Holly


I am at a loss for words...She was such a woderful person. So friendly, so kind, and so generous! Such a wonderful smile that lit up the classropms at SBHS! She was one of the first students who befriended me when I moved here. I would love talking to her, and listen to her beautiful voice! This is such a void. To her family, my deepest, and most sincerest sympathy to you all! I am so very sorry for your loss! We've all lost such a kind, and wonderul human being that can NOT be replaced. There is another star up in the sky now...I will truly, truly miss her!

Howard Dreispan


Deepest sympathy to your family-we will keep all of you in our prayers Shirley (Lepera) Weintz

Shirley L Weintz


Phil, Britty, Sean and Ryan... Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always remember Sally's beautiful smile and the love she had for her family. She was a wonderful person and we are so fortunate to have known her. May she rest in peace.

Mike, Tricia, Michael and Patricia Calderone


Dear Phil and Family, My deepest condolences to you all. I understand. The pain. May time bless you with memories of the good times and the love you shared. I enjoyed times with your family, and Sally was wonderful, sweet, funny, upbeat, and smart. Your family is all around you, don't hesitate to lean on them for strength.

Lorraine Damico


My deepest sympathy you your family. I worked with you at LTS and always thought of you as one of the nicest, sweetest person & kindest person the company ever employed. Was heartbroken when you became ill & always had you in my thoughts. This world took one of God's angels' before her time. May she rest in peace.

Marilyn Odee


Phil, Brittany,Sean and Ryan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you! In sympathy, Peggy and Larry DeMaio and Family

Peggy DeMaio


Rest in Peace Sally. You were one of the nicest colleagues I've ever had the pleasure of working with and I valued our friendship as well. The world was a better place because of you. Ben

Ben Osorio


Dear Phil and family, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Deb Hanrahan and family

Deborah Hanrahan


Sean and family, our deepest condolences and prayers are sent your way during this very tough time.

Ryan and Carmela Triglia


My deepest sympathy to you at this time. I worked with Sally at PF Labs, she was one the loveliest people I've ever met. I'm so sorry she is gone from this world saying that she is in a better place, doesn't lessen the feeling of loss for family and friends.

Lynn Osborne


Phil, Brittany, Sean& Ryan, Words cannot express our sadness in your loss! Sending our thoughts & prayers to all of you! Sally was a special lady always greeted you with a Big smile and such warmth. She will never be forgotten! May she Rest In Peace!

Mazzella Family Neil Sally Carmela Peter & Anthony


Our deepest sympathy to Phil, Brittany,Sean and Ryan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We will never forget her beautiful smile! May she rest in peace!

The Pitts Family


Dearest Phil, Brittany,Sean and Ryan, My Deepest condolences to you on passing of Sally. She is a beautiful person, full of love, patience, she has heart felt consideration for others, she is great listener and a great friend. I will miss her for forever. The memories I 've shared with her will remain forever. May the Lord Jesus and the HolySpirit comfort you and heal you during this difficult time. Love to you all!!!

Chand, Deva and Seth


I had the pleasure of working with Sally and she was one of the kindest souls I had ever met. A truly genuine person that touched everyone's hearts. May she rest in peace and my deepest sympathies to the family.

Ayeshah Ali


I worked with Sally at Purdue Pharma and she was a wonderful and caring person. We shared many a good times and laughs together. I cherished her friendship and will truly miss her. I will always remember her smile and how genuine and sincere she was. My prayers and sympathy go out to Phil and her children. She will be forever in our hearts. Julie Macri

Julie Macri


Dear Phil and Family: My deepest condolences and prayers are with you at this very difficult time of loss. I am no longer at LTS, but am sure that my replacement (Kim) will do everything in her power to help you with anything you may need from LTS. May Sally rest in Peace and may the Lord comfort and watch over all of you. Isabel Pinho

Isabel Pinho


Dear Phil, Brittany,Sean and Ryan, I had the pleasure to work with Sally at PF for 17 years...she truly is one of the nicest, kindest, people I have ever known and worked with. When I light my Memory Candle daily, her name is on my table for extra prayers sent your way and for her peace. I will never forget her... Sally was one of a kind! I loved her so. Denise

Denise Miller


Phil and family, I am so sorry to hear of Sally's passing. As so many people have said, I never saw Sally without a smile on her beautiful face. I feel very thankful to have know her. May she rest in peace.

Marianne Skrocki


Dear Phil and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Steve & Julie Plumadore

Steve Plumadore


Dear Phil & family, I was so sorry to hear about Sally passing. She was such a precious girl and I remember her fondly through grammar school & high school. May you find strength through family & friends and know that my prayers are with you at this time. Rest in peace Sally :(

Jean Polizzotti Oviedo


Phil & family I am so sorry for your loss! & although I met Sally only a few times she was a very kind person very nice! Again I am so sorry!

Marek Wybraniak ,Gell Margulies


Phil,Brittany,Sean,Ryan I am so sorry for the loss of Sally. She alway's placed other's before herself.Phil you married a wonderful kind loving wife and Mother to your children. I remember the day all 3 of you were born and how your Mom shared with me the love and kisses that she couldn't give enough to the 3 of you. Phil my brother and my dearest friend i am so proud of you for the love honor and respect that you have given to Sally till the day she closed her eye's . I and so many other's will miss her and have all great fun memories to help us through. Just like Charlie , when we are all together at a family fun gathering we will be waiting for her to arrive... I love each and everyone of you. My family , My Friend's Cindy--Aunt Cindy

Cindy Fama


Phil and family, I just want to tell you how sorry I am to hear about Sally. I met you guys at Paul's wedding and several other times when I was with Cindy. I remember how kind and caring you and Sally were to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Dave Spencer

Dave Spencer


Dear Phil and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Sally. I only met your family a few times but I feel like I have known you forever through Cindy. I have been praying for your family from the beginning of Sally's diagnosis. I know she fought a good fight but now she is at peace and her pain is gone . I know your friends and family will be there when you need them through this hard time . Always remember the good memories you had with her . Our prayers are with you Bruce and Marion

Marion Van Orden


My deepest sympathies on your loss! No one thought Sally would leave this world so quickly. I am full of sorrow, every time I remember Sally, I will think about her, her always smiling face and the wonderful moments of joy we shared together. Phil, Brittany, Sean and Ryan, may you find peace in love in the memories you cherish. With heartfelt condolences. Lucy



Dear Phil, Brittany, Sean, Ryan, Mr. Tony, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Sally. She was our "Dear Abby" colleague and Sister at PF Labs/Purdue Pharma. Indeed, she was our "Mary Tyler Moore" as the Reverend stated. I will greatly miss my sister, especially that authentic smile. I called her my Paesano Sister. My deepest condolences to the family.

Yvins Dezan & Family


Phil, Brittany, Sean and Ryan - Barbara, Jason and I were so saddened to hear about Sally's passing. We can't begin to imagine what you went through these past few years. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that you are in our prayers. You and your family will always have a special place in our hearts! Will be in touch soon.

Greg, Barbara and Jason Steele

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