Helen Murphy, a longtime Eastchester resident passed away on December 14, 2018 at the age of 91. Helen was born in New York City to Arnold and Kathryn Von Wyl. She graduated from Cathedral high school and worked as a legal secretary. She married the late John Murphy in 1949 and together they raised seven children. Helen was a talented homemaker who dedicated her life to her family and gracefully accepted the challenges of raising two special needs sons, both of whom predeceased her; Jack in 1997 and Matthew in 2017. Helen was also predeceased by her son Michael in 2005 and her sister Kathryn in 1986. She is survived by her children Theresa, Jude (Laura), Mark and Helen Mary. She was a special loving grandmother to Brian, Chelsea (James), Jude Michael, Hillary and J.J. and great grandmother to Bella and Avery. Helen was often referred to as “everybody’s mom.” She brought kindness and joy into this world every day of her life. The loss of her love and beautiful smile will be felt by all who knew her. Visitation will be held at Fred H. McGrath funeral home on Monday, December 17, between the hours of 4 to 8pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9:30am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Calvary Hospital.
Calling Hours: 4 to 8 pm, Monday, December 17, 2018
Mass: 9:30 am, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Church, Tuckahoe