Mary Lou Murphy
November 22, 1932 - April 6, 2020
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Mary Lou Murphy, 87, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Prairie Homes Assisted Living. Mary was born on November 22, 1932 to the late Thomas and Thekla (Suess) Zelinski.  Mary grew up on First St. in Menasha and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School.  She attended St. Agnes in Fond du Lac where she…

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Greg Loescher left a message on April 16, 2020:
Rest in peace, Aunt Mary. Many great memories of going to the Lake Winnebago home and playing in the lake as a kid! (Except when the lake flies were out) You were always so welcoming and fun to be around. Condolences to the family.
Marla Nadolney left a message on April 13, 2020:
Sincere condolences from the Nadolney family. Our dear cousin Mary Lou was one of my favorites, always very kind and helpful. She accompanied my mother, Ann to California in 1996 for my twins' First Communion when we worried about her traveling alone. Mary Lou always enjoyed stopping by the house on First Street for rhubarb or black raspberries. This photo is of Mary Lou as a little girl with her mother, grandmother, aunts, etc. She will be missed but the memories are so sweet and will be with us always.
Sally Kufner left a message on April 11, 2020:
I was just taking a walk on the Firelanes last weekend and thought of your Mom. I always loved seeing her at church and school functions. She was such a kind soul. Always made me smile. You have my deepest sympathies.
David Egeland left a message on April 9, 2020:
I was so sorry to hear this news about Mary. When my mom called to tell me, she said "You know, Mary really was the most perfect person I ever knew." A wise statement indeed. I have many fond memories of being at the Murphy house in Rolling Meadows (and later McHenry) as a youngster, and I fondly remember stopping by on Christmas Eve and celebrating St. Patrick's Day in your home. Mary was always welcoming and warm and loving and FUNNY. I was fortunate to have had in my life. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Murphy.
Ellen Kemmeter Meyer left a message on April 8, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with Mary’s family. She was always a favorite cousin during my childhood on First St and throughout my life. I have so many fond memories of her being like a big sister. Her parents were my godparents. We enjoyed many wonderful days at their cottage on Lake Winnebego. I’m grateful to have had the opportunities of seeing her for lunch while visiting in Wisconsin.
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Ellen Kemmeter Meyer left a message on April 8, 2020:
I’m sad to hear about Mary Lou, one of my dearest cousins. She was involved in my life as long as I can remember. We lived close to our grandparents and her parents were my godparents. I will miss her greatly.
DONALD & LETY KATO left a message on April 8, 2020:
Ken and Jude Filas left a message on April 8, 2020:
Our thoughts are with you.
Sabrina Murphy left a message on April 7, 2020:
Living with my grandma the last 15 years of my life, she has brought nothing but love, good advice, and humor (to only name a few) into my life. She was wittier than anyone I knew, always made light of a bad situation, and was the best shoulder to cry on when needed. She raised me like her own child, caring for and disciplining me, and I’d like to think today I’m a more humble and caring person thanks to her. I’ll never forget everything she’s done for me, most of all being a mother to me my whole childhood. Losing a mother-figure is never easy, and I know many of us looked up to her as one. Although this weighs heavy on our hearts, Heaven will shine a little bit brighter now that someone as amazing as Mary Murphy has joined. I hope we can all move forward knowing that she’d want us all to look back on her fondly and for all the times she made us laugh, rather than in sadness. I love you and will miss you greatly, Your granddaughter.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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