Emma Murphey-Sherwin, 82, of 16 Edwards St., passed away Tuesday (July 24, 2012) at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
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Born April 5, 1930, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Rizzuti Maletta. On July 21, 1956, in St. Bernard Church, she married Gerard H. Murphey, who passed away Sept. 18, 1998. On Nov. 30, 2002, she married Bruce Sherwin, who survives.
A 1949 graduate of Bradford Senior High School, she was employed by the former Super Duper and A&P grocery stores. She also worked for National City Bank, from where she retired in 1995.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church, where she served on the parish council and belonged to The Catholic Women's Club. She was a member of the LaStella Auxiliary, the Senior Swimming Group and was a volunteer for the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary at HeartStrings Gift Shop.
In addition to her husband, Bruce, she is survived by three sons, Steven (Marcia) Murphey, Joseph Murphey and David (Jody) Murphey, all of Bradford; three daughters, Cindy Cavallero, Mariann (Rich) Kahle and Catherine (Jeff) Gabel, all of Bradford; one stepson, Jeff (Karen) Sherwin of Bradford; six grandchildren, Jessica, Rachelle, Kayla, Brett, Lauryn and Laney; three stepgrandchildren, Kate, Christopher and Josh; a sister-in-law, Barb Maletta; and two nephews, Ritch Maynard and Edward Maletta.
In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dominic Maletta; and two sisters, Mary Maletta and Fran Maynard.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Bradford Catholic School System; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 25 to July 31, 2012