Murray Moncure Banks

MURRAY MONCURE BANKS, LOVING FATHER AND HUSBAND, 66 YEARS OLD, PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020.  HE WAS BORN IN SARASOTA, FLORIDA, LIVED IN MIAMI 10 YEARS, HAD MANY FRIENDS THERE, AND RETURNED TO SARASOTA WITH HIS FAMILY IN 1980.  HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, THE LATE ROBERT TUNSTAL BANKS,  AND FRANCES, RICH, BANKS.

MURRAY AND HIS WIFE BERNADETTE WERE BOTH ROMAN CATHOLICS.   MURRAY WAS A NURSE, LICENSED   C.N.A.  AND H.H.A.   HE CARED FOR MANY  PEOPLE WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE.

HE ENJOYED PLAYING POOL AND WAS IN PROFESSIONAL LEAGUES FOR MANY YEARS AS HE PLAYED EXCELLENT POOL AND MASTERED MANY TRICK SHOTS.  HE ALSO LOVED RIDING HIS HARLEY,  MOTORCYCLES  FISHING, BOATING AND CAMPING AND REEF TANKS AS HE LOVED FISH AND ALSO RAISED MANY EXOTIC BIRDS & PARROTS  FOR YEARS.

LEFT TO CHERISH HIS MEMORY ARE HIS WIFE OF 29 YEARS, BERNADETTE DE ROSA-BANKS;  4 SONS, DOMINICK DE ROSA AND HIS WIFE TANYA; EDWARD DE ROSA AND HIS WIFE ALLISON; GREGORY DE ROSA AND HIS WIFE MICHELE; AND RONALD A. DE ROSA WHO ALSO HELPED HIS MOM, BERNADETTE (BONNIE)  WITH HIS CARE AT HOME.  MURRAY ALSO LEFT HIS SISTER, MARY (MUFFET)  KIERCE;  AND HIS BROTHER, BOB (BUBBY) BANKS; AND ALSO MANY NEICES AND NEPHEWS BEHIND. 

MURRAY WAS BLESSED WITH 6 GRANDCHILDREN AND 2 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN FROM EDWARD & ALLISON DE ROSA; OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER, SARAH DE ROSA; AND HER 2 CHILDREN, CALEB, GREAT GRANDSON AND AUBREE GENEVIEVE GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER;  ALSO  FROM DOMINICK AND TANYA, 2 GRANDSONS, MICHAEL AND KYLE. 

THERE WILL BE A GRAVESIDE SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH AT 11 A.M. AT VENICE MEMORIAL  GARDENS, 1950 CENTER ROAD, VENICE, FLORIDA 34292. ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING HANDLED FOR THE FAMILY BY MALONEY FUNERAL HOME    www.MFHcares.com