HAMILTON - Margaret Peterson Murphy, 85, of Hamilton, passed away into God's loving arms on Monday, November 05, 2012 at home. Born in Trenton on August 23, 1927, she was a lifelong area resident.
Mrs. Murphy graduated from Cathedral High School. She worked at Bell Telephone and was a vocalist and organist at many local Catholic Churches for many years. She was a very talented musician and artist.
Mrs. Murphy was a very beloved and devoted wife and mother. Daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Peterson, she was recently predeceased on August 4, 2012 by husband of sixty three years, George J. Murphy, Jr., mother of the late Sheila, Patricia, and Peter Murphy, she is survived by her children, George J. Murphy, III and his wife Elise of Fairfax, Virginia, Maureen Richardson and her husband Thomas of Hamilton, Christine Pringle of St. Augustine, Florida, Paul M. Murphy, Margaret A. Murphy, and Philip J. Murphy, all of Hamilton, and Thomas A. Murphy of Boca Raton, Florida; eight grandchildren, Katherine Jagger, Michael Murphy, Elizabeth Murphy, Daniel and David Richardson, Riordan and Drew Pringle and Evan Langan; one great grandson, Levi Jagger; brother Joseph Peterson, and brother and sister-in-law Vincent and Mary Ann Peterson; many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.
The funeral will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at 9 a.m. from the Buklad Yardville Memorial Chapel, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road in Yardville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. at St. Raphael's Church. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the memorial chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.