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November 15, 2010 - 5:18pm

Melissa A. Murphy

posted by T.J. Woodward.

Melissa was born October 17, 1949 in Warsaw, New York. Daughter of the late Crandall and Harriett Clark DeGroff. Melissa worked for over 13 years for McClurg Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Perry where she was a their secretary/receptionist/title clerk. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Perry, a Jr. Star (Order of Eastern Star) in Perry, a former Girl Scout leader, and a loving and caring fulltime mother/grandmother. She enjoyed snowmobiling, NASCAR racing, gardening, ceramics, sewing, crocheting, counted cross stitch, and traveling with her husband, children, and grandchildren especially to Old Forge. She is preceded in death by mother and father in-law Frank and Marian Murphy.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Murphy Sr. whom she married on November 11, 1967. Two daughters Patricia (Wesley) James of Perry, Michelle (Daniel) deLeeuw of Avon, son Dennis Murphy Jr. of Perry, brother Ronald (Barbara) DeGroff of Webster, 6 Grandchildren Samantha , Matthew, and Timothy James, Miranda, Zachary, and Alexis deLeeuw, Brother-in-law: Terry (Diane) Murphy of Perry, 5 nieces and nephews Debbie Stojanov, Christopher DeGroff, and Laurie Loveless, Ryan and Megan Murphy,along with herdogs Maggie and Tippie.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday November 18th from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main St. Perry, NY 14530. Services will follow calling hours 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wilmont Cancer Center 601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704 Rochester, New York 14642. For more information or to sign the online guest registry please visit www.eatonwatsonfuneralhome.com or call (585) 237-2626. Arrangements completed by the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, LLC. 98 North Main Street Perry, New York 14530.  

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