Sister Veronica Murphy, SND, of Villanova, died on Saturday, November 20th at the Monmouth County Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. Sister was attending a retreat with the Senior Class from the Academy of Notre Dame.
Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Muldoon Murphy. Sister had formerly served in Baltimore, Maryland, where she taught first grade at St. Ursula Parish School for over twenty years. A former first grade student, Bishop W. Francis Malooly will preside at Sister's funeral liturgy. While in Baltimore, she was known as Sister Marie Thomas.
Sister has been a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur community for over sixty-three years. While at the Academy of Notre Dame, Sister taught in the Junior School, tutored, and assisted in the library. She loved teaching literature and language arts, and enjoyed raising African violets. Sister has been at the Academy for twenty-nine years, where she was known for her warm smile and generous spirit.
She is survived by her sister, Sister Marie Marguerite, SND, of New Castle, Delaware.
funeral Mass Tuesday, November 23, 11:30 A.M. at the Church of Saint John Neumann in Bryn Mawr where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame Retirement Fund, 1531 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MARYLAND 21153.