YONKERS, N.Y. - Dr. Jean Murphy, a resident of Yonkers, died Friday, Feb. 7. She was 88.
Dr. Murphy was born in 1926, to John and Mary (McCormack) Murphy. A lifetime parishioner of the Monastery Parish she attended both elementary and high school at Sacred Heart. After graduation she moved on to Good Counsel College in White Plains, graduating in 1947. She began her teaching career at Blessed Sacrament Academy in Yonkers and then moved on to St. Helena's High School in the Bronx. In 1984 she received her Doctorate in Education from Fordham University. She was the dean of Saint Thomas More College for Women.
Dr. Murphy is survived by her brother, John (Marion) Murphy of Greenwood, Missouri; many nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews; cousins; and 10 godchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Madeline Murphy.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Whalen and Ball Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church. Interment at the Assumption Cemetery, Peekskill.