Josephine M. Murphy
unknown - September 23, 2012
Josephine M. Murphy, 88, of Solvay, passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at Upstate University at Community General. Born in Fitchburg, Mass., on Thursday, April 3, 1924, she was the daughter of Gerald Rausa and Rose Disciacca Rausa.
Josephine was a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area and lived most of her life in Solvay. She graduated from North High School and retired from Anheuser-Busch Brewery in 1994 after more than 25 years.
Josephine was a former communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a former member of the IBEW and Teamsters. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed reading and traveling.
Josephine was predeceased by her husband, John Murphy, in 1959.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet of Westvale; sister, Diminica Nuzzo of Baldwinsville; grandsons, John and Daniel Murphy; and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends called from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Funeral services followed at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Nick Alvaro officiating. Burial was private in Assumption Cemetery, Syracuse. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Josephine’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Please share condolences at buranichfuneralhome.com.