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Nancy Murphy

Obituary for Nancy Murphy

September 11, 1942 - December 29, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 79

Loving , Mother, Grandmother


Nancy Murphy went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late John C. Hewlett and Marie (nee Shaw) Schat. Nancy was 79 years old.

She was the loving wife of 53 years to Richard Michael Murphy; beloved mother of Jennifer (Jeff) Brown, Susan (Tom) O'Toole and Erin (Francis) Collins. Dearest Grandmother of Courtney Brown, Logan Collins, Jeffrey Brown, T. J. O'Toole, Liam Collins and Riley O'Toole.

Nancy was a long-time faithful member of the Calvary Memorial Church, where she was the church secretary. She was also a former secretary of Bethanna. Nancy was a Girl Scout leader, a Youth Group leader and a leader of the Christian Women's club. She was a member of the women's bible study at the Calvary Memorial Church, and the women's breakfast club. She went on retreats and supervised the Kidz club. Nancy loved to shop. She always had at least three cats to keep her company. Nancy finally decided to get a dog. Liz was the love of her life. After Liz past she would never adopt another dog. She loved Ocean City NJ, spending many summers there along with lots of day trips. She also enjoyed cruising the Caribbean with her husband and their couple friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Life Celebration on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM. A service will follow at 2:00 pm. Interment will be private.

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10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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