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HOULTON - Jennie E. Murphy 95, passed away Jan. 12, 2015 at a local hospital. She was born June 4, 1919 at Woodstock, NB, Canada, the daughter of Thomas L. and Mabel (Gray) Dunphy.

Jennie attended Houlton schools. She met and married Charles L. Murphy on October 8, 1937. She was an incredible mother, grandmother, homemaker and dedicated employee at the Madigan Hospital for over thirty years while she and her husband Charlie raised two sons in very arduous times. She was an extremely affectionate person who loved and cherished her family. Despite their long distances throughout the country, Jennie was determined to keep the family united by providing relentless love and caring words of encouragement. She always kept in touch with each and everyone providing that bond we all know as "family". Jenni provided that crucial link of love, understanding and support to us all thru good times and bad times. She left us with a legacy of true grit, determination and personal responsibility. As one of her great granddaughters said, "I will always remember her as one Feisty Lady." She will be sorely missed by each and every one of us. Jennie enjoyed her home and her beautiful trees and flower gardens.

Jennie is survived by her son Charles L. Murphy and his wife Bobbi of Jacksonville, FL; daughter-in-law Joanne Murphy of Rockland; six grandchildren Carlton Murphy of Rockland, John Murphy and his wife Gayle of Owl's Head, Tom Murphy of Rockland, Chris and Jenni Murphy of Jacksonville, FL, Jim Murphy and his wife Tammy of Hollywood, FL; nine great grandchilddren, one great, great grandchild; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Charles L. Murphy in 1984, her son Frederick L. Murphy in 2012, her brothers Clair, Kenneth, Tom and Basil Dunphy, her sisters Lucille Appleby and Glenda Rich.

Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Gifts may be made in Jennie's memory to the American Red Cross, the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Wounded Warrior's Project or the Ark Animal Sanctuary c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
Published on  January 22, 2015
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