St Thomas the Apostle Church
5472 S Kimbark Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
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Murphy, Brenda (nee Nelligan) 76, born in Poughkeepsie, NY, a longtime resident of Hyde Park, died peacefully at home with her family after a prolonged illness on January 8, 2016. Beloved wife and best friend for 50 years of John James, Jr.; loving mother of John James III (Margaret) of Seattle, Rebecca (Paul) Schmitz of Newton, MA, and Kevin (Kellen) of Chicago; amazing and generous grandmother of five, Leah, Finn, Esmé (Seattle), Peter Schmitz (Newton) and Mallory (Chicago); beloved aunt and great-aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to your favorite social justice cause, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (chicagohomeless.org) or Hyde Park Cats shelter (hydeparkcats.org) are appreciated.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 17, 2016
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