Bernard F. Murray of Chadds Ford

Bernard F. "Buddy" Murray, 84, of Chadds Ford, formerly of Aldan, died Wednesday, May 1.

Born to John & Mary Murray in Philadelphia, Buddy has resided the past 3 years in Chadds Ford, previously residing 40 years in Aldan. He served in the Coast Guard after high school. Buddy retired from Conrail R.R. in 1998 after 40 years of service.

After his retirement, Buddy enjoyed bartending on the weekends at Henny's in Stone Harbor, and Carney's and Peter Shields, both in Cape May, N.J. He enjoyed setting up and running trips to Ireland and cruises to Bermuda.

Buddy is preceded in death by three siblings, John Murray, Elizabeth "Betty" O'Donnell and Kathleen Buecheler. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Miriam E. Murray (nee Diem), a daughter, Maryann Vaughn and her husband Patrick, and two grandchildren, Patrick and Grace Vaughn.

A viewing will be held on Sunday evening, 7-9 p.m. at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd. Garnet Valley, and on Monday, a viewing will be held at St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 160 Ridge Rd., Chadds Ford, PA from 9-9:45 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. mass. Interment S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Springfield, PA. Donations in his memory may be made to the Girard College (

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