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Evelyn Ann (Halliday) Murphy

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Evelyn Ann (Halliday) Murphy

AGE: 97 •

Evelyn Murphy, 97, passed away at the home of her son, David, on Saturday, September 3, 2016.

Evelyn was born in Tarrytown, NY and spent her summers in Rockaway Beach where her parents ran a restaurant on the boardwalk.

Shortly after WWII, Evelyn met her husband, John. In 1950, they moved to Fair Haven, where they raised seven children. After John's death in 1980, Evelyn continued to live on Hunting Lane until moving to Jensen Beach, FL where she lived with her son David and daughter-in-law, Dorothy.

Evelyn worked at Steinbach's Department Store in Red Bank for 35 years, retiring at 83. She volunteered at Knollwood School, participated in local theatre, worked on the Fair Haven Election Board and volunteered at the Church of the Nativity. With her red hair, quick smile and kind words, Evelyn was known by many.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband John and brother Herbert Halliday. She is survived by her children; Christopher, Kenneth, Timothy (Karen), Thomas, David (Dorothy), Eileen Pedersen (Jeffrey), Jeanne Wnorowski (Mark), ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 28th at John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Ave, Red Bank from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 29th. The interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Middletown. Please visit Evelyn's memorial website at www.johnedayfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 23, 2016
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