Terese A. Murphy
Terese “Terri” A. Murphy, 60, passed
away peacefully at her home on January 23, 2020. Terri was born in a snow storm
the day before St. Patrick’s Day on March 16, 1959 in Janesville, WI to Thomas
and Bernice “Toby” Murphy. She grew up in Fond du Lac and graduated from
Goodrich High School class of 1977.
Terri was a guard at Taycheedah
Correctional Facility for over 30 years. In 2008, she was awarded Correctional
Officer of the Year. She was instrumental in promoting the arts and crafts
outreach for many of the talented inmates.
Terri was very generous with her time
and talents. She volunteered weekly at Hospice Home of Hope for many years. She
was an active member and past president of Fond du Lac Service League. For the
last several years, she participated in “Fondy 100”.
Terri loved to travel the world. She enjoyed
her visits to Europe, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, and of course Lambeau Field. She
was a lifelong Packer fan and attended many games over the years.
Terri put everyone above herself. She
was a devoted daughter, treasured sister, beloved aunt, and a dear friend to
Terese is survived by
her siblings, a brother, Thomas (Donna) Murphy of Fairfax, VA, a brother, John
(Lisa) Murphy of Madison and a sister, Jean (Brian) Parks of Madison. She will
be greatly missed by her nieces and nephews, Clare (Kyle), Andrea (Sean), AJ
(Emilie), Michelle (Joe), Tom, Tess, and Faye.
She was preceded in
death by her brother, Mark, her parents and grandparents.
Services: A time for
visitation will be held Thursday February 6th from 9:00 AM to 12:00
PM at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac. Liturgy of the
Word and family remarks will begin at Noon following the visitation at Zacherl
Funeral Home. Private family burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be
directed in Terese’s name to Hospice Home of Hope Fond du Lac.