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JAN MURPHY 1941 - 2008 BENNINGTON Jan Murphy, 66, of Tinkham West, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center following a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 17, 1941, daughter of Michael P. Murphy and Cecelia Marie Meyers Murphy. She received her education in Jersey City, N.J., where she attended Our Lady of Victory and is a 1960 graduate of Snyder High School. Jan was a United States veteran serving with the WACS from 1960 until 1962. She received military training at Fort McClellan, Ala., and was stationed for two years at Fort Rucker, Ala. Prior to moving to Bennington in 1981, Jan had been employed at Lido Lear Comp any in Jersey City. She also worked for Blair, a Brokerage Company on Wall Street and for New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. She married her husband, Charles Murphy, on May 14, 1988 in Bennington. Jan enjoyed her family, reading, gardening, taking care of her house plants and shopping, and a former member of the Pownal American Legion. Besided her husband, Charles, she leaves two sons, Michael Cellura and his finance, Wendy, of Bennington, and Louis Cellura and wife, Joyce, and their children Anthony and Christopher, all of Manchester, N.H.; one daughter, Alyson Cutler and her daughter Gabriella of Clifton Park, N.Y. one sister, Mary Lou "Entwistle of Clarksville, Tenn.; three nephews; Richard Entwistle, Edward Entwistle, both of Tennessee and John Entwistle of New Jersey; one niece, Marie DeLeon of New Jersey, and her cousins including Judith and David Johnson of Palisade Park, N.J., and her special friends Barbara Galea of Bayside, N.Y., and Geraldine Imbro of Brooklyn, N.Y. She is predeceased by her brother-in-law Richard Entwistle. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main St. in Bennington with the Rev. Michael Benoit, officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in St John's Cemetery in North Bennington. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA and Hospice of Southwestern Vermont Health Care or the Multiple Sclerosis Society through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on May 7, 2008
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