SARANAC LAKE - Kathleen Murphy, 58, of Saranac Lake, passed away on Oct. 31, 2012, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.
Kathleen Murphy was born on Sept. 24, 1954, in New York City, the daughter of George and Rosemary (Spielman) Murphy.
Kathy moved around New York before finally settling in the Adirondacks where she found herself in love with its nature and beauty. Kathy was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Saranac Lake. Kathy had also recently become a member of the Common Ground Garden in Saranac Lake. Where she worked with other members on making the garden handicapped-accessible; the project finally broke ground on Oct. 13 of this year and two handicapped-accessible garden beds were built. The Common Ground Garden members will finish the project in Kathy's memory, and the beds will be ready for use at the start of the next growing season. Kathy was a sweet and modest woman loved by many. Her good nature, warm heart and kind personality will be greatly missed.
Kathy is survived by her brother, George of Huntington; her sister, Susan Schemer of Hillsborough, N.J.; her brother, John of Williamsburg, Va.; her niece, Christine Dowd of Salisbury, Vt.; her niece, Nancy Myers of New Jersey; and nephews Richard Scheurer of North Carolina and Janson Murphy of Florida.
Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bernard's Church. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery.