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Mary F. Murphy


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Mary F. Murphy Obituary
Mary Francis Murphy, 94, a former resident of Colonial Gardens in Bennington Vermont and more recently of the Village at Fillmore Pond in Bennington died Sunday October 30, 2016 at her residence following a long illness. She was born in Bennington, Vermont March 22, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Lillian (Kelson) Murphy. She received her education in Bennington at Saint Francis de Sales Academy and was a 1941 graduate of Bennington High School. Mary Francis later graduated from Saint Joseph's Business College. For 31 years Mary Francis was employed as an estimate assigner at New England Telephone Company. She later worked as a teller at Merchants Bank in Bennington from which she retired in 1985. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church where she was a member of the Court of Saint Andrew Catholic Daughters of America. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers and was a member of AARP. She also volunteered at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Survivors include four sisters, Lena Senecal of Young Harris, Georgia, Olga Dunn and Joan Douglass both of Bennington and Barbara Molloy and her husband Larry of Arlington, Vermont along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was pre-deceased by four sisters, Catherine Murphy, Ann Flood, Margaret McGuire and Agnes Knowles and four brothers, Leo K, Thomas J., Joseph L. and Patrick J. Murphy The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday November 3, at 10:30 a.m. with a prayer and then from Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church at 11:00 a.m. where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The burial will take place in the family lot at the Old Bennington Catholic Cemetery. If friends desire contributions in memory of Mary Frances Murphy may be made to either Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church or Ones Favorite Charity through the office of 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 Nov. 1, 2016
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