2011-08-11 / Obituaries


Elizabeth F. Murphy, formerly of Lake Carmel, NY, died on July 31, 2011, at the age of 95 at her son’s home in West Berlin, Vermont.

She was born in Buchanan County, Virginia, and served as an Army Nurse in the North African Theater of WW II. She later worked as an RN in Putnam and Westchester hospitals and institutions.

For over 60 years she was an active member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Brewster. Elizabeth was a Lay Associate of the Community of the Holy Spirit. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Wilford A. Murphy, in 2001. She is survived by her two children: a daughter, Kathy, of Sunderland Mass.; and a son, Brett, and his wife, Carol of West Berlin, VT; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Paul Fletcher and his wife Barbara of the Villages, FL; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A funeral and celebration of her life will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Brewster, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th. Memorial Donations in Elizabeth Murphy’s name may be made to St. Andrew’s Church, 26 Prospect St. Brewster, NY 10509.

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