1922 Yole 2020

Yole Marie Murray

March 23, 1922 — August 3, 2020

Yole Marie Murray, 98 yrs old, of Mt Pleasant, SC, entered into eternal rest on August 3, 2020, beloved wife of the late Robert James Murray of 65 years. 

Born on March 23, 1922 in Morolo, Italy.  Yole was the daughter of the late John Schiavi and Nazzarena Cellini Schiavi, both of Italy.

Yole is survived by daughter, Lisa Murray Fennessy (husband, Mark D. Fennessy) of James Island, SC and son, Robert Lance Murray (wife, Lisa Hitopoulos Murray), of the Isle of Palms, SC; also survived by grandsons, Max Murray, TJ Murray, (wife, Courtney Flanagan Murray) and great grandsons, Carter and Hunter, dear sister of Peter John Schiavi, the late Michael Richard Schiavi and late Michael Joseph Schiavi, along with many cousins, friends and relatives.

During WWII, Yole worked for Curtiss Wright as a riveter and driller on P-40 Fighter planes and C-46 Commando Cargo planes, along with her good friend Jenny Sack, whom she kept in contact with their entire lives. Yole's photos and stories were accepted in the Rosie the Riviter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in 2005. Yole had a wonderful life with her husband Robert. They met at a USO dance just after the war. It was love at first sight and spent the next 65 years together. They took up ballroom dancing and became champion competitors! Yole was also a seamstress, loved baking Italian food, cake decorating, canning, gardening and growing her favorite red roses. She was also a wonderful mother and homemaker. She made life fun!

A memorial service and a Catholic Mass will be held at a later date in Lackawanna, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Yole`s memory may be sent to: Amedisys Foundation, 1027 Physicians Drive, Suite 240, Charleston, SC 29414.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL & CREMATION, Mt. Pleasant, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 884-3833.
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