Judy A. Murphy – 67 – of 396 Karr Valley Rd., Almond, died late Sunday evening (March 30, 2014 at the Vincent House in Wayland, surrounded by her loving family and following a long illness.
Born in Hornell on October 6, 1946, she was the daughter of Charles & Marion (Hoffman) Henshaw.
Judy grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1964). She was a former member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church and most recently attended St. Ann’s Church.
Having a deep love of children, Judy operated “Judy’s Day Care” for about 20 years, retiring about 10 years ago. She lived the these words: “One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house that I live in or the kind of car that I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child” (author unknown).
Judy enjoyed working on her home — not only basic up-keep, but also major construction & remodeling. This included the planning phase, purchasing of materials and actual construction. She also was an avid gardener and loved working in her flower garden, vegetable garden and planting trees in her yard.
She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas M. Murphy who died in 1987; her grandson, Connor Patrick Murphy who died in 2007 and her sister, Diane Helgerson.
Judy was married on March 20, 1965 to Thomas “Tom” Murphy who survives. Also surviving are
2 sons, David Murphy of Hornell and John (Kelly) Murphy of Hornell; 1 daughter, Kelly (Maryann Cryan) Murphy of Hornell; 2 brothers, Charles (Anna) Henshaw of Kingman, AZ and Ronald (Josephine) Henshaw of Crossville, TN; 1 sister, Marlene (Richard) Abbott of Belmont, NY; 4 granddaughters, Kaley Murphy, Delaney Murphy, Madison Murphy and Melissa Murphy; several nieces & nephews.
The family of Judy A. Murphy will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday at St. Ann’s Church with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
The Murphy family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Vincent House in Wayland for making Judy’s last days on earth comfortable and pain free. Their kindness will never be forgotten.
Judy’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made the Vincent House, 310 Second Ave., Wayland, NY 14572. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home or click here to print a form.