Mary K. Murphy McNulty

Mae Murphy McNulty, Alexandria, VA, formerly of Scranton died Tuesday morning in Alexandria, VA.   She was the widow of her first husband Terrence Murphy who died June 3, 1964 and her second husband Paul McNulty who died August 7, 2004.

Born 1924 in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Merrigan McDonnell.   She was educated in Carbondale and was a graduate of the Ben Franklin High School in Carbondale.  Mae worked for many years in the Lackawanna County Courthouse as a clerk.

Surviving are her children Jeanne Marie Murphy of Alexandria, VA, Terrence Murphy and his wife Barbara of Pittsburgh and Kevin Murphy and his wife Mary Ann of Old Forge;  step children Kathleen Cottone and her husband Charles and Irene Finnegan and her husband Ambrose all of Downingtown and Patricia Coyne and her husband Frank of New Jersey;   twelve grandchildren;  great grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by siblings James and Thomas McDonnell and Jean Sears.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday in the Immaculate Conception Church by Rev. Joseph Sica.

Interment was held in St. John’s Cemetery.

The family encourages memorial contributions be made to Friends of the Poor 2300 Adams Ave Scranton 18509.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton. 


  1. Ann Marie Samuels Robinson

    Dear Jeanne Marie, Terry and Kevin,
    My deepest sympathies on the death of your mother. I have fond memories of growing up – rembering her as one of the “strong” mothers in the neighborhood. She was a lady in the true meaning of the word. Her style and her sense of dignity were her true values. She was so very focused on you children, as you were her world. All of you will be in my prayers. Much love, Ann Marie Robinson

  2. Bill and Ann Coleman

    Dear Jeanne Marie, Terry and Kevin,
    Your mother was a beautiful woman inside and out!
    We remember her lovely white Christmas trees with small pink or blue lites.
    She always had a smile and positive comment for everyone and was a great friend of our parents.
    God bless you at this time.

    With sympathy,
    Ann and Bill

  3. Paul S. Turi

    To the Murphy and McNulty Families,
    I would like to send my condolences and deepest sympathy. Your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Paul Turi

  4. Lois Fawcett Juliano

    Dear Kevin and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother and beloved relative. If you get a chance call me sometime or email sometime.

    Lois and Family

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