Obituary for Margaret A. Murphy (Hallinan)
Mrs. Margaret Ann Murphy ne: Hallinan died peacefully in Cape Coral, Florida on February 6,
2018 at the age of 80. She was surrounded by her loving six children and her two brothers,
Kevin and Thomas Hallinan. Margaret was born in the Bronx, NY on April 20, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Michael J. and Nora Hallinan, immigrants from County Mayo, Ireland. She is a graduate of St. Jeans the Baptist Catholic School in New York, NY. She started her career with New York Telephone. She was married to the late Richard W. Murphy II in 1959. Margaret and Richard went on to have six children. Margaret was a thriving real estate broker and owner of Murphy and McKenna Real Estate in Pleasantville, NY. She retired to Charlestown, Rhode Island and Cape Coral, Florida to follow the sun. Besides being a loving mother, grandmother and Aunt, Margaret always enjoyed conversations with her many friends. She was quick witted, a great storyteller and accepting of all. She helped so many with her wonderful wisdom and advice. For these and many reasons, she was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. A cup of tea, a good book and sand beneath her toes,and Margaret was happy! She was the first one you would call with a problem, she “solved” the
problems of the world on the beach with a Pepsi in hand and a captive audience. Margaret is survived by Richard Murphy III (Nora) of Clifton Park, NY, Mary Crowe (Vincent) of Pleasantville, NY, Noreen Murphy, of New York, NY, Maggie Verdon (Joseph) of Haworth, NJ, Deirdre D’Attoma (Nicola) of Pleasantville, NY, and Julie McAuley (Barry) of Harrington Park, NJ.She was “Mimi” to her 14 cherished grandchildren: Molly Crowe, Katherine Murphy, Jack Crowe, Richard Murphy IV, Terence Crowe, Mary Kate Crowe, Mary Murphy, Liam Verdon, Ella Verdon, Brennan McAuley, Conor Verdon, Owen McAuley, Michaela D’Attoma and Delia D’Attoma.
She has many loving nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews.A wake will be held at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home (418 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY) on Friday February 16, 2018 form 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church ( 431 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY) at 11:30am on Saturday February 17, 2018. She will be laid to rest will with her husband at the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery.