Obituary, Joan Murphy

Joan Murphy, 80, a lifelong resident of Amenia, passed away on October 2, 2023, at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT. Born on November 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Christopher F. and Jane (Edgeworth) Murphy. Joan grew up on the family farm with her five siblings.

She graduated from Webutuck Central High School in 1960 and from the State University College at Oneonta in 1964. For the next 37 years, she was an elementary school teacher in Webutuck District teaching kindergarten, fourth and second grades.

After retirement in 2001, she enjoyed playing school marm at Indian Rock Schoolhouse and doing trunk shows about the schoolhouse for senior citizens. Above all, she enjoyed socializing with the friends and colleagues garnered from her long career in teaching.

Joan is survived by a sister-in-law, Katherine Sweeney and seventeen, very special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joan was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas Murphy and his wife, Jean, Christopher Murphy and Joseph Murphy and his wife, Martha and two sisters, Margaret (Peggy) Thompson and her husband, Kenneth and Jane Matta and her husband, George. She was also predeceased by two nephews, Thomas Murphy and Joseph Flynn and two nieces, Karen Murphy and Deirdre Epstein.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2023, at the Hufcut Funeral Home, 3159 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Church, 4 Lavelle Rd., Amenia, NY with Rev. R. Kent Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia. Memorial contributions may be made to Vine and Branches Food Closet, 4 Lavelle Rd., Amenia, NY or the Indian Rock Schoolhouse, PO Box 172, Amenia, NY 12501

Author: Harlem Valley News