Elizabeth (Sullivan) Murphy, age 87, died at her home on August 1, 2013. She was born on May 16, 1926 in Binghamton, NY, a daughter of the late William and Julia (Haley) Sullivan.
Betty had lived most of her life in the area and was a member of Holy Family Parish. She earned her Bachelor's degree in teaching from State University of New York at Cortland and her Master's degree in Administration from St. Bonaventure. Betty was a Physical Education teacher at the Albion Primary School for many years. She and her late husband John, were avid golfers and enjoyed going to Myrtle Beach, SC.
She was predeceased by her husband, John, in 2005; son, Patrick "Spud", in 2012; brother, Thomas; sisters, Mary and Julie. She is survived by her children, Colin "Pete" (Kathy) of Florida, Michael J. of Maryland, Colleen M. (Phil) McKenna of Albion, Mark (Polly) of Albion, William F. (Cindy) of Greece; eleven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, John W. Sullivan of Massachusetts; daughter-in-law, Carol Gray Murphy of Albion; several nieces, nephews, cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 W. Avenue, Albion, SUNDAY from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM. Betty's Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph's Church, Monday at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411 or C.O.V.A.
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