PLAINVILLE - Edna Beveridge Murphy, 96, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014, in her Plainville home.
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Born on Aug. 24, 1917, in New Britain, she was the daughter of David and Martha (Frieze) Beveridge. Edna was a graduate of New Britain High School and Morse School of Business. She retired from the Financial Aid Department at Central Connecticut State University. She was involved with the Mother's March Against Polio, the Plainville Republican Women's Club, Girl Scouts, Wheeler School PTA, a teacher and later Superintendent of the primary grades for the Trinity Methodist Church in New Britain. She will be remembered for her kindness and consideration of others and as a 50 year breast cancer survivor. Her family reunions will long be remembered for the food, the fun, and the laughter. She was predeceased by her son, Timothy; her siblings and spouses, Ralph, Kenneth and Regina, Russell and Ruth, Leslie, Arlie and Franklin Devnew.
She is survived by her daughter and caregiver, Marliss and Ronald Pavano, of Plainville; and daughter, Meredith Murphy, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; as well as grandsons, Robert Kowalczyk, of Plainville and Michael Murphy, of Florence, S.C.; sister-in-law, Freida Beveridge, of Newington; plus many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Avenue, New Britain, CT, has charge of arrangements. Donations in her memory may be made to the Petit Family Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Plainville, CT 06062. To extend condolences to the Murphy Family please visit our website at
Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, L.L.C.
764 Farmington Avenue
New Britain, CT 06053
Published in Plainville Citizen on June 26, 2014