Murphy, Mildred A., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Friday, July 30, 2010 at her home. Age 88 years. Daughter of the late Bertram and Mary Dora (Munderback) Rork, Mildred was born January 16, 1922 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Patrick Leo Murphy on May 20, 1944. He predeceased her June 8, 1993. Mildred had been employed by St. Mary’s Hospital as a medical transcriber for 33 years retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church. Surviving are four daughters, four sons and their spouses, Bert and Mitzi Murphy, Saginaw; Patrick and Dr. Sandra Murphy, Lawrenceville, Georgia; Catherine J. Murphy, Mt. Pleasant; Michael and Debbie Murphy, Holland, Michigan; John and Connie Murphy, Brighton, Michigan; Ann and Robert Filipiak, Saginaw; Helen Murphy and her dear friend, Dean Moeggenberg, Grand Haven, Michigan; Margaret and Mike Bolek, Hillside, Illinois; 27 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ellen Stachowiak, three sisters and one brother. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at St. Helen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Richard Jozwiak will officiate with cremation to follow. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty) where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Sr. Elaine Raymond MSSp, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Helen Catholic Church.