Obituary: Rosemary Barbara Murphy, 'Nonny,' 86

A mass of Christian burial will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Rosemary Barbara "Bobbie" Murphy, better known as "Nonny", age 86 of Newtown, passed away at home after a brief illness on December 9th.

She was the devoted wife of James W. Murphy for sixty six years. In addition to her husband, she leaves two children, James R. Murphy and his wife MaryLou of Loveland, OH, and daughter, Catherine Murphy and her husband Daniel of Danbury. She was cherished by six grandsons, Michael and Matthew Murphy of Newtown, Justin and Mark Murphy of Cincinnati, OH and Chris Murphy of Chicago, IL and the late Shaun Murphy from Loveland as well as eight great grandchildren.

Barbara was born in Stamford on June 15, 1926 to Peter Karukas and Rose (Pellicci) Karukas. She was a graduate of Stamford High School. Barbara was predeceased by her brother, Nicholas and sister, Estelle. She was a kind and gentle person entirely devoted to her family. She was a resident of Newtown since 1959.

During her working career she was employed as a secretary at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Fairfield Hills Hospital and retired from Pitney Bowes of Newtown.

Barbara enjoyed her family immensely where she was often seen attending her great grandchildren's school and recreational sporting activities. She was devoted to her church, St. Rose of Lima, and delivered Meals on Wheels in Newtown for 10 years.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Rd., Newtown on Thursday December 13th at 10:30am.Interment will follow in Newtown Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 405 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810 www.regionalhospicect.org or to the Juvenile Diabetes Association www.diabetescausestreatments.com Funeral arrangements are in care of the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.


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