Claire T. Murphy
Mrs. Claire Therese Murphy of Saint John, wife of Francis X. Murphy, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Saint John on September 14, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Percival and Florence (O’Brien) Nealis.
Claire retired from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs as a clerk. She volunteered at the Saint John Regional Hospital Auxiliary. Claire was a founding member of CANCOPE – breast cancer support group. Claire enjoyed playing a good game of 45’s with her family and friends. She was a faithful member of Stella Maris Church where she also taught catechism. Claire loved to spend time with her husband, Francis on holidays in Florida. Over the years Claire took several courses at UNBSJ in Continuing Education.
She is survived by her loving husband, Francis X. Murphy; daughter, Maria T. Murphy and her husband, Majed Abies of Saint John; siblings, Florence George of Saint John and Justine Haughey of Toronto, ON; several nieces and nephews. Claire was predeceased by her sisters, Helen Bishop and Mary Gatien.
Resting at Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) with visiting on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from Stella Maris Church on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm. For those who wish, remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation or any charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.