Muriel W. Turk

Muriel W. Turk (Wellington)

April 2nd, 1918 - January 22nd, 2019
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TURK, Muriel W. (Wellington), 100, of Cambridge, passed peacefully on January 22, 2019. Born in Boston to the late George Wellington and Carrie (Bush). Beloved wife of the late General Turk, Jr. Cherished and Loving mother of Dr. Carolyn L. Turk of Cambridge. Dear sister of the late George Wellington Jr. and Jacqueline Wellington Bush. Proud aunt of Caryn Bush Baird of Gulfport, FL, the late S. Adam Bush of Atlanta, GA, and Wellington siblings Yuriko, Fumiko, George, Haruko, and Samuel of Oahu, HI. Also survived by numerous loving great nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Retired Grade 3 Teacher for the City of Boston, Muriel was an active community member throughout her adult life both in her native Boston and in the City of Cambridge where she has called home since 1949. She was a faithful congregant of The Church of St. Augustine and St. Martin where she served on many committees and as a Sunday School Teacher. Muriel was a member of the Aristo Club of Boston, an organization of black professional women who studied and taught black history and awarded scholarships to black children. In addition, she was a long time member of Cambridge’s Civic Unity Committee. The Committee’s primary focus during her tenure was to advise the City Manager on issues of race and class. She was also a proud member of the Girl Scouts. Visiting Hours will be from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Mass Ave, NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Friday, February 1st from 4-7pm. A Funeral Service will be celebrated in The Church of St. Augustine & St. Martin, 29 - 31 Lenox Street, Boston, MA 02118 on Saturday, February 2nd at 10am. Burial will conclude in Cambridge Cemetery. Relatives & friends invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to the Church of St. Augustine & St. Martin. For directions or to send a condolence visit
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 1st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 1st, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
    CAMBRIDGE, MA 02140
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 10:00am
    The Church of St. Augustine and St. Martin
    29 - 31 Lenox Street
    Boston, MA 02118
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    Relatives and Friends are kindly invited to go directly to the Church.
  • Interment

    Cambridge Cemetery
    76 Coolidge Avenue
    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
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Posted at 02:37pm
You were so fortunate to have your mom's generous and loving support for so many years. I know her influence will be lasting for you and all the lives she touched. May the many wonderful memories help sustain you during these difficult days.
Tom Scott

Posted at 01:21pm
What a wonderful woman whom some may say lived a long life. To our Heavenly Father, her life was cut far too early. His plan was not for us to leave this earth. But, for us to enjoy the company of our friends and family in a beautiful place forever. This plan is not forgotten. He will fulfill his original plan and do away with all of the pain and sorrow that we endure. We do have the hope of seeing our loved ones again. Revelations 21:3,4 1 Peter 1:3

Barbara Allen

Posted at 08:19pm
Ms. Muriel meant the world to me and my family and so many others across her 100 years. Funny, feisty, and caring, she touched each of our lives in special and meaningful ways. Fond memories of her warm presence will live forever in our hearts. She was blessed and it is a tribute to you to have such a constant and caring daughter. Thank you for holding true to and extending the Turk family legacy.
In sympathy and love,
Barbara and Family.

Angela Gordon

Posted at 08:01pm
Auntie Muriel was one of a kind! As a dear friend to my grandmother and a member of the Golden Girls, my children and I have had the distinct privilege of knowing her and loving her. The Gordon family sends their deepest condolences. Peace and blessings

Heartfelt Sympathies

Posted at 11:14am
Mrs.Turk was my teacher in East Boston in 2nd grade in 1957! All I have is wonderful memories of her. I still remember her kind caring ways.

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