Eleanor W. MurphyJanuary 03,2013
Eleanor W. MurphyEleanor W. Murphy
BENNINGTON ó Eleanor Wilcox Murphy, lifelong resident of Bennington, VT, passed away peacefully in West Chester, PA, on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the age of 91.
Eleanor was born in North Adams, MA, on May 3, 1921, and lived her early years in Pownal, VT.
Eleanor graduated from Bennington High School in 1939, and Middlebury College in 1943. She taught Home Economics in Arlington, VT, and went on to work briefly at Bennington College until starting a family and becoming a full-time homemaker.
Eleanor was a very involved member of the Bennington community, participating in numerous organizations including the American Red Cross as a Blood Drive volunteer. She served as a ďGray LadyĒ for 25 years at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, and was a devoted member of St. Peterís Episcopal Church.
Eleanorís favorite pastimes included reading, baking, knitting and needlepoint, working in the yard and watching the Boston Red Sox. She especially enjoyed being with her family.
Eleanor is predeceased by her husband of nearly 65 years, Arthur B. Murphy of Bennington, and her oldest daughter, Janice Murphy. Eleanor is survived by her sister, Ann Wilcox Wentink of Carlsbad, CA, son Kevin and daughter-in-law Donna Murphy of Tarpon Springs, FL, daughter Candace and son-in-law Charles Heverly of Kennett Square, PA, and two grandchildren, Lucas Heverly of West Chester, PA, and Clara Heverly, a senior at Penn State University in State College, PA.
In keeping with Eleanorís wishes, there will be a memorial service at the time of interment in Park Lawn Cemetery in the late spring or early summer.
Contributions may be made to St. Peterís Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.
To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
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