Margaret "Maggie" Murphy

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Margaret 'Maggie' Murphy, 68, of Plains Township, passed away Monday morning at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, with her family by her side after a courageous battle with leukemia.

Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late Anthony S. Moncavage and Frances (Dougherty) Moncavage Gilroy.

Maggie was educated in Pittston area schools and was a graduate of McCann School of Business. She was employed as a seamstress for Leslie Fay, Plains Township, and for Kranson Clothes, Wilkes-Barre, until her retirement. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, William "Murph" Murphy, on Jan. 4, 2011; son Timothy Murphy; and her brothers, Tony and John Moncavage.

Surviving are her children, Susan Price and her husband, Kenneth, Plains Township; Mary Frances Rinehimer and her husband, Eric, Kingston; Karen Roxby and her husband, Daryl, Plains Township, and Patrick Murphy and his wife, Missy, Spanish Fort, Ala.; grandchildren, Jolene Price, Timothy Young, Kenny Price and Cody and Kiersten Rinehimer; sisters, Mary Ann Kelly, Plains Township; Patricia Stavinski, Lansdale; Frances Lewis and her husband, Stephen, Upper Darby, and Rose Dreabit and her husband, Robert, Plains Township; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will be held in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plains Township. Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Luzerne County, 33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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Published in Times Leader on Feb. 27, 2013