Craig Murray Trauner, 49, of Branford, passed away on March 18, 2019. Born in New Haven on October 12, 1969 to the late Elizabeth-Ann Murray Trauner. Craig had a creative spirit and enjoyed writing music and poetry. For many years he had been a member of the International Society of Poets. One of his many accomplishments was having his poetry published. Craig will be remembered for his sensitivity and kind heart. He leaves his uncle, William (Sharon) Murray of Danbury; his aunt, Jane (Curtis) Andrews of North Haven; his brother, Scott (Kate) Trauner of Wallingford. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, William and Elizabeth Murray, Sr. Friends are invited to visit with his family on Thursday, March 28th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by interment in Centerville Cemetery. To send a condolence please see obituary at

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  1. So sad to learn of Craig’s passing but so much joy knowing that he and Betty-Ann are together. We remember that wonderful impish grin of Craig’s as he grew up next door to us on Dunbar Hill Road. May he (finally) rest in peace.
    Our love to Scott and Craig’s friends,
    Art & Nancy Leary

  2. I am deeply saddened to learn of Craig’s passing. We shared many memories over the years. My sincere condolences to Scott and the rest of Craig’s family. Warmly, Elaine Blumenthal

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