11/10/1939 - 09/26/2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martha (Marty) Murphy who went home to the Lord on September 26, 2020. Born on November 10, 1939 to Julia and John Richard Showers, Marty was raised in Kingston, NY and attended St. Ursula’s Catholic School where she met two of her closest friends, Jean and Marian.
While working part time at the local A&P grocery she met the love of her life and local bad boy, Christopher Murphy and began a lifelong love affair that lasted 54 years. After graduating with an associate degree, Marty took a position with BOCES in New Hartford NY working with children with special needs. It was a position she held for 25 years.
Marty leaves behind several children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who will miss her terribly. Throughout her life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. Anyone who knew Marty immediately sensed her warmth, kindness and generosity. No one ever left her house hungry. Although we are grieving, we have comfort knowing that she is joining our Dad in Heaven. Marty is survived by her children, Kathleen (Donald), Christopher (Cheryl), Patrick (Tara), Anne, and Julia (Mark), her 16 grandchildren and 5.25 great-grandchildren. She will also be dearly missed by her sister, Julia, sister-in-law Mary, several nieces and nephews and many, many friends from New York and Florida.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1-800-822-6344, ref. ID # 12156625 or mail 501 St. Jude Lane, Att. Memorial Gifts, St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice. A Catholic memorial mass was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Osprey, FL. We love you Mom, you and Dad are forever in our hearts!