ST. ALBANS — Mrs. Janice C. Murphy, age 80, was called home to her final rest in the Lord, Sept. 30, 2013, in Burlington. She was born in St. Albans, daughter of the late Robert and Bertha (Mayo) Church, May 22, 1933. Janice graduated from Bellows Free Academy, class of 1951. She married Ronald Murphy June 25, 1955. She was a legal secretary for Latham and Piesch, Fayette and Deschene Law Firms, Union Carbide, and Judge John Mulvey. She then worked as a dispatcher for the Vermont State Police. She returned to the secretary roll, working for the McGinn Law Firm, and then for Central Vermont Railway. Janice was an avid reader. She collected cookbooks, helped Ronald doing genealogy research, publishing 2 books. She loved playing cards, and was known for her ability to memorize the cards that were played, which contributed to her winning advantage.
Janice is survived by her husband Ronald, her daughters, Karen Murphy of Cornwall Bridge, Conn., Meegan Delphia and her husband, Michael of Williston, and a son, Sean Murphy of St. Albans, a daughter-in-law, Barbara Smith-Murphy of Fairfax, her grandchildren, Christopher Murphy and his wife Susan, Kathryn Murphy, Padraic, Sean, Liam, Eamon Murphy-Saunders, Conor and Nikolas Delphia, her sister Joyce Thibault and her husband Orin of St. Albans. She was predeceased by her parents, a son Michael Murphy, and several sisters and brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Interment will follow in the Murphy family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brady and Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, St. Albans, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Online condolences may be sent to her family at the funeral home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com. Memorials may be made to the National MS Society, 75 Talcott Road, #40, Williston, VT 05495, or the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446, or to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.