In Memory

Kathleen Murphy '62 - Class Of 1962

Kathy was a grade school teacher for over thirty years. She was dedicated to making learning fun and interesting and never lost her love of baseball. She was well traveled, had many many friends, and suffered through a catastrophic and rare liver disease. She passed before she could receive a liver transplant.

Kathleen A. Murphy

PUBLISHED: September 8, 2006

Kathleen A. Murphy, 58, of Sterling Heights, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, in Henry Ford Hospital. She was born March 5, 1948, in Detroit.
Miss Murphy retired as a devoted and creative teacher after more than 33 years of employment with Fraser Public Schools. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and her master's degree from Oakland University.

Her family described her as a loving caregiver and guardian to her sister, Rita. She involved her family, friends and students in her passion for sports.

She is survived by her siblings, William (Bonnie) Murphy, Sharon Anders, D. Michael (Kris) Murphy, Lynn (Ann) Murphy, Arlene (Dan) Campbell, Judith (Marvin) Bolton, Rita Murphy and Neil (Colleen) Murphy; 10 nephews; four nieces; and 18 great-nephews and -nieces.

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04/02/09 03:00 AM #1    

Margaret Villaire '62 (Krass) (1962)

I remember Kathy being in my girl scout troop with my mom as the leader. Kathy was a really nice lady and she was wonderful with her sister Rita,
Rest in Peace Kathy....
Margaret Villaire Krass '62

05/01/09 05:25 PM #2    

Joan Marcelewski '62 (Just) (1962)

Kathy was my best friend in grade school. I still remember her parents running Murphy's Nursery. The last time I talked to her with about 6 years ago. They were a wonderful family. I am so sorry to hear she passed away, she was such a great person and will always live in the great memories we had at SJA and Regina.
God Bless you Kathy,
Joan Just

07/07/15 11:41 PM #3    

Kathleen Riley '62 (Kechnie) (1962)

I remember Kathy in Girl Scouts and at Murphy's Nursery as well. She always had a smile on her face and was so sweet. RIP.

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