Phyllis Murphy, 89, of Canton, formerly of Wethersfield, CT, died peacefully at her home on January 4, 2022. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Murphy and daughter of Amelia (Coppy) and Harry Mellon. She was predeceased by her three siblings.
Phyllis was a graduate of Drexel University and Central Connecticut State University. Her career began as a public school teacher in Madison and Bloomfield Connecticut, then as a teacher and principal of Corpus Christi School in Wethersfield, CT and later as an administrator for the Archdiocese of Hartford Office of Catholic Schools until her retirement.
Phyllis is survived by her daughters, Marguerite Murphy and her husband Samuel Solomon and Katherine Buhler and her husband Philipp Buhler and five grandchildren. Phyllis's happiest moments were when she was with her family. Phyllis was an artist, traveler, reader and an active volunteer in her community of Wethersfield.
Our family is grateful for the wonderful care provided by her caregivers, Donna Nicholas and Fedia Lafortune, as well as Laerte Giraud and the entire staff of Cornerstone at Canton. Donations can be made in Phyllis' memory to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 to Corpus Christi School Annual Fund, 581 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield CT 06109, or to a charity of your choice.
Private service will be held at Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park Street, Stoughton, MA and private interment at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill CT.