Margaret (Scanlon) Murphy

Margaret (Scanlon) Murphy, 85 of 171 Journeys End Rd., South Salem, NY, wife of Paul E. Murphy died on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Somers Manor Nursing & Skilled Care Center, Somers, NY.

Mrs. Murphy was born in Boston, MA, April 4, 1926, a daughter of the late Leonard and Margaret (McLaughlin) Scanlon.  She attended Boston schools and spent much of her time sailing Cape Cod Bay with her father.  After high school graduation, she worked in the office of Scientific Research and Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Margaret and Paul were wed in Boston in 1950.

They resided in Boston until 1962 when they moved to Commack, L.I., NY where Mrs. Murphy was a Teacher’s Aide.  They resided there for twenty-seven years. Upon retirement, they moved to South Salem, NY in 1989.

Mrs. Murphy was an accomplished dressmaker, enjoyed knitting, quilting and playing the piano. She attended St. Mary Church, Ridgefield.

In addition to her husband of sixty-two years, Mrs. Murphy is survived by three daughters, Paula Murphy of New Canaan, CT, Lorraine Murphy-Starr and her husband, Gary of Pound Ridge, NY and Ann Nolan and her husband, Tim with whom they made their home; a sister, Eleanor Groves of Mexico, MO; four grandchildren, Jack Starr, Terence, Sarah and Emma Nolan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 10:15am in St. Mary Church, Ridgefield, CT with Fr. Peter  K. Smolik, Parochial Vicar officiating

Interment will take place on Cape Cod.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 2 PM – 4 PM & 7 PM – 9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Westchester County Chapter, 2 Gannett Dr., Suite LC, White Plains, NY  10604 would be greatly appreciated.


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