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Dorothy R. Murphy

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BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Dorothy R. Murphy, 89, widow of Robert J. Murphy, a former resident of School Street, died peacefully among her friends at the Vermont Veterans Home on Thursday, April 6, 2006. Mrs. Murphy has been a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home for the past three years.

Born in Bennington on Dec. 23, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Delia (Stone) Riley. She received her education in the Bennington schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy were married Sept. 29, 1939, at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington. Mr. Murphy died Sept. 28, 1999.

Mrs. Murphy’s home and family, especially her grandchildren, were her main interest. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Kathleen Murphy of Bennington; two grandchildren, Kyle and Claire Murphy; and nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral will be held from the All Faiths Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home on Monday, April 10, 2006 at 10 a.m. where the Mass of resurrection will be offered. There will be no calling hours.

Burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery. Contributions in Dorothy R. Murphy’s memory may be made to the Activities Fund at the Vermont Veterans Home through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 7, 2006
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