Norm Murray, the Voice of Long Island Lacrosse, for nearly 50 years, died yesterday after battling cancer. He was 87.
Murray was public-address announcer for countless collegiate and high school lacrosse games on Long Island, many at Hofstra University, where the PA booth is named in his honor, “The Norm Murray Corner.”
With a baritone voice and monotone delivery, Murray was always certain to give equal credit for groundballs and clears as he did for goals and assists.
Murray’s daughter, Kate, is the supervisor of Hempstead. His son, Tim, is a collegiate lacrosse official.
In the photo above, Norm Murray (far left in the front row) is among the Levittown Lacrosse founders honored during Hempstead Lacrosse Day last month. Kate Murray is in the second row in the center.
A wake is scheduled for Friday, June 28 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Charles O’Shea Funeral Home in Wantagh. A funeral mass will be at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at St. Bernard’s Roman Catholic Church in Levittown.
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