James Murray, 60, dies

by Courtney Stafford, for the SBOANJ

Manalapan, NJ — James “Jimmy” Scott Murray, 60, of Chesterfield, N.J., died Sept. 29, 2018, at his home.

There will be a celebration of life held at The Chesterfield Inn on Oct. 13, 2018, at 1 p.m.

Mr. Murray was born in Lewiston, Maine, to Elizabeth “Betty” and John Murray on July 14, 1958. He went to high school at East Bridgewater High School in East Bridgewater, Mass.

He worked most recently as second trainer for Ron Coyne Harness Racing Stable, along with various others throughout the years.

He loved harness racing, watching his beloved New England Patriots, cooking, watching the Three Stooges, music, and mostly being with family and friends. He had an incredible sense of humor and the ability to make everyone around him laugh and feel loved.

He was an amazing horseman and was an all-around animal lover.

There is no doubt he is still raising trouble with his brothers Greg and John, carrying out practical jokes and bringing laughs to everyone.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth; George Bartlett, Susan and Valerie; children, Julie Dimakis, Jamie Lendon, Chris Lendon, Sarah Rogers, Stephanie and Shawn Herrick: and brothers, Dan, Joe and Jason. He was preceded in death by his father, John; brothers, Greg and John Jr.; and many friends and family that loved him dearly.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either The Standardbred Retirement Foundation or The New Jersey Standardbred Owners Association (Benevolent Fund).

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Knott’s Colonial Funeral Home for all their help.

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