MARILYN A. MURPHY
January 19, 1941 - March 27, 2014
Obituaries » MARILYN A. MURPHY
MURPHY, MARILYN ANN PALMER, 73, of Williamstown, died on March 27, at her son and daughter-in-law’s home surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born January 19, 1941 in Northfield, daughter of Clyde and Lois Palmer. She shared her younger years at the family camp on Lake Elmore. She attended Northfield Elementary School and graduated from Northfield High School. On July 4, 1959, she married William J. Murphy at her home in Northfield. William and Marilyn first lived on Trow Hill in Barre before moving to their home in Williamstown. She started working for the hot lunch program at the Williamstown schools where she worked for 20 years. Later, Marilyn worked at Central Vermont Hospital in the cafeteria for 29 years. She loved to go travelling down South, especially to her favorite destination: Myrtle Beach. She spent countless summer weekends camping and visiting with family at Lake Champagne in Randolph Center. She loved holiday gatherings with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Marilyn also loved her work. Marilyn is survived by her children, Mark Murphy and wife, Donna of Barre, Maureen Murphy of Williamstown, and John Murphy of Hardwick; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Wesley Palmer; her granddaughter, April Stone; and William J. Murphy, her husband of 43 years who died December 26, 2002.