Dr. Murray Norcross

BoRIA Director for Grants

Dr. Murray Norcross is a Family Physician who served 30-years on active duty with the United States Navy, retiring in 2013.   A native of Adams, Massachusetts, he credits his love for the arts and history to growing up in Berkshire County where he often visited the Revolutionary War Battle Fields in Saratoga, NY;  Bennington, Vermont; and  Fort Ticonderoga.  As an Eagle Scout, he earned merit badges which introduced him to genealogy, photography, painting and wood carving.    

After attending Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, Murray attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and graduated in 1987.  A recipient of a Navy Medical School Scholarship, he began his Military Medical career in San Diego, California, in Internal Medicine/Primary Care.   A veteran of the Cold War, Operation Desert Storm and the Global War on Terrorism, he lived overseas for six years in the Persian Gulf/Bahrain and Japan, in addition to numerous sea and foreign shore deployments around the world and in the United States.   Achieving the rank of Captain, he served in several leadership positions in Navy Medicine at military hospitals and at the Pentagon.    

All of these life experiences now serve as inspiration for his writings and art work which he most identifies with Impressionistic Realism.  With his ancestors settling in Boston in 1630, he has thoroughly documented his genealogy and is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.  Additionally, he continues to be an avid digital photographer and wood carver, capturing wildlife and scenic land and sea scapes.   He has delivered numerous presentations to the Salve Regina University Circle of Scholars program on topics ranging from medicine and health to history and current events.    A graduate of the Naval War College Command and Staff program, he also holds Masters Degrees in Healthcare Administration, International Relations, and Public Health.  Dr. Norcross is married to Ann Dallaire, his muse and bride of 41 years.  He resides in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.