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Jeannette M. Murphy, 64, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Bassett Hospital in
Cooperstown on January 30, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in Norwich on April
27, 1952 to William and Nancy Laden. She attended high school in South New Berlin, attended
beauty school in Rochester and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Morrisville State
College. Upon graduation from Morrisville, she found employment as a Therapy Aide for
Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services in Wassaic, NY, and later, she began a long career
in food service, cooking meals for various organizations including the Sharon Hospital in
Sharon, CT. Locally and more recently, she worked for the Chenango County Sheriff's
Department until her retirement. After retiring, she worked at McDonald's restaurant.
Along with her work and raising a family, Jeannette still found time to pursue her interests and
hobbies. She had a great love for bingo and card games of all kinds; she also enjoyed dancing
and karaoke.
Jeannette maintained community ties working with organizations that mattered to her. She was
a member of the St. Bartholomew's Rosary Society and volunteered her time in the church's
soup kitchen dinners. She lent her expertise to the non-profit, T.O.P.S. Weight Loss Program,
as Co-Leader, and she earned the accomplishment of Division Winner.
Jeannette is survived by her father, William J. Laden; her children, Renay Barrows and David
Horning; Michael Stephens and Kristy Taylor; and Gene Murphy; her grandchildren, Kelsey
Barrows; John Barrows; Madison Ashley Stephens; Lexi Taylor; Sammi Taylor; and Jillian
Taylor; her great-granddaughter, Odessa Barrows; her siblings, Joanne Prosser and Rick
Cummings; Frank Laden; William E. Laden and Melissa Mandeville; Patricia Laden and Robert
Whaley; and Sherri and Dale Mudge; her nieces, Tanya and Gard Turner; Jaime Reeves;
Ashley Mudge; Lee Anne Laden; and Hannah Laden; many great-nieces and nephews; her best
friend, Judy Montgomery; and too many friends to list also survive.
She was predeceased by her mother, Nancy (Caezza) Laden; her brother, Richard Laden; and
her grandson, Christopher Fuller.
She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother and her family will miss her greatly.
Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home, 116
North Broad Street, Norwich, from 2-5 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St.
Bartholomew's Church, 73 E. Main St. Norwich, on Monday, February 6, at 10 am, with Father
Ralph A. Bove officiating. Interment will be at St. Paul's Cemetery in the spring. After the funeral
mass, Jeannette's family will having a gathering at St. Bartholomew's Parish Center for all who
wish to attend.