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Theresa M. Murphy

1927 - 2021


Theresa Murphy passed away on June 17. She had just celebrated her 94th birthday with her family by her side. Theresa Murphy was born Theresa Marie Eichner in Jamaica, Queens in 1927. She was one of ten children and is survived by her younger brother Andrew.

In 1947 she married James Maguire. They were married for 23 years until his passing in 1970. They had five children: Peter (Joan), Michael (Diana), Jerry (Leslie), and Diane (Tony). Her son James pre-deceased her. They were devoted to their family, raising the children in Queens Village, NY. She was a loving grandmother to Erin, Eileen, Anthony, Michele, Nicholas and Lindsey. She also had six great grandchildren: Parker, Tyler, William, Chase, Caleigh and Liam, whom she adored.

In 1996 she wed Jack Murphy, and they were married for 22 years until his passing in 2018. Theresa welcomed his five daughters: Jackie (Al), Jeannette (Gary), Carol (Mike), Cindy (Peter) and Kathleen (Jack), and their children: Dana, Michelle, Travis, Scott, Patrick, Chris, Lindsay, Greg, and Jayna, along with many great grandchildren.

The Murphys spent their winters in Dunedin, FL, surrounded by dear friends. Their summers were spent in New Hyde Park with close family members. Theresa enjoyed emailing her many nieces and nephews throughout the years. She loved celebrating birthdays by sending greeting cards to all. Mom was thrilled each year on her birthday by the numerous cards she received in return.

In recent days, Mom was blessed with a wonderful caregiver, Neekita. We will never forget her support, kindnesses, and the loving care which she gave our mother. We are grateful for Theresa’s long and meaningful life, and for a woman who cherished her family and was a thoughtful, loyal friend to all. She will be missed more than words can say.


Monday, June 21

2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM

New Hyde Park Funeral Home

506 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY


Tuesday, June 22

9:30 AM

Holy Spirit R.C. Church

500 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY


Long Island National Cemetery

2040 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, NY


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