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Marian Elizabeth Murphy

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BENNINGTON -- Marian Elizabeth Murphy, 71, a resident of Flower Street in Schenectady, N.Y., died on Friday evening, July 30, 2004 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y. following along illness.

Mrs. Murphy was born in North Bennington on Sept. 3, 1932, and was the daughter of the late John Murphy and the former Marguerite Mooney.

Her education was received in North Bennington, where she was a graduate of North Bennington High School. She married Joseph L. Murphy on July 11, 1953 at St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington.

In earlier years, Mrs. Murphy had been employed at the General Electric Co. in Schenectady. She was a former manager with Dunkin’ Donuts in Schenectady, and more recently, a sales manager with Video World in Schenectady. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart St. Columban’s Catholic Church, and a member of the VFW Post 357, Women’s Auxiliary.

Mrs. Murphy’s main interests were her family, flowers, gardening and VFW activities.

Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband, Joseph Sr. of Schenectady; three sons, Thomas J. Murphy of Chesapeake, Va., John F. Murphy of Vancouver, Wash., and Joseph L. Murphy Jr. of Schenectady. She has five grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Harrington of North Bennington, Cecilia Harrington of Shaftsbury, and Teresa O’Brien of Lompoc, Calif.

She is predeceased by one sister, Rita Madden, and five brothers, William Murphy, Walter Murphy, Francis Murphy, Joseph Murphy and Thomas Murphy.

A prayer service will be held on Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St. in Bennington followed by a Mass of Christian death and burial at St. John the Baptist Church in North Bennington at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place in the family lot in St. John’s Cemetery in North Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the Hospice of St. Peter’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society at St. Peter’s Hospital through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 2, 2004
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