Carol Jeanne Murphy of Kennett Square

Carol Jeanne Murphy, 88, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, at her residence. She was the wife of Joseph E. Murphy Jr., who died in 2000, and with whom she shared 47 years of marriage

Carol Jeanne Murphy

Born in Evanston, Ill., she was the daughter of the late James Nugent and the late Marjorie Forshee Nugent.

She was a registered nurse last working for Crosslands in Kennett Square.

Carol was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square, PA.

She enjoyed entertaining her family, reading a good book, little children, her husband’s jokes, and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph E. Murphy, III and his wife Debra of Amherst, N.H., Timothy J. Murphy and his wife Bernadette of Plano, Texas and Matthew W. Murphy and his wife Angela of Holly Springs, N.C.;  three daughters, Mary Ruth Johnson and her husband Thomas of Kennett Square, Marjorie Campbell and her husband William of Park City, Utah, and Julia Anne Welch and her husband Rudolph of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; four brothers, Patrick Nugent of Cambridge, Md., Richard Nugent of Wilmette, Ill., Thomas Nugent of Delavan, Wisc. and John Nugent; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by one brother, James Nugent.

You are invited to visit with her family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, and again from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square. Her funeral mass will be held at 11 Saturday morning, Oct. 7, at St. Patrick Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002 or to the Robert N. & Lenora C. Zearfoss Fund for Crosslands Staff Support, P.O. Box 100, Kennett Square, PA 19348

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