March 22, 1926 - December 27, 2010

Pine Island, NY

Gladys Murphy of Pine Island, NY, entered into rest on Monday, December 27, 2010 at home. She was 84.

The daughter of the late Howard and Maude Crowe Corbitt, she was born on March 22, 1926 in Bronxville, NY.

Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Edward Murphy at home; daughter, Lorraine Lori Murphy-Wydra and son-in-law, David of Oak Ridge, NJ; son, Edward G. Murphy and Jan Johnson of Monroe, NY; daughter, Linda Maude Murphy of Pine Island; granddaughter, Jenna Murphy of Pine Island; and foster son, Randy Beach of Utica, NY; two nephews, Jeff and Steve Dunn of Jacksonville, FL, sister and brother-in- law, Isabelle and Ray Keating and their beloved family.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Lucy Dawson and Maude Dunn.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29th at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 Co. Rt.# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 30 at St. Stanislaus Church, Pine Island, NY. Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island, NY.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Upstate Cerebral Palsy, c/o Randy Beach, 6340 Trenton Avenue, Utica, NY 13502.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online, or for directions please go to