FAIRFAX – Catherine Murphy, 87, of Hector formerly of Fairfax, died Friday, September 6, 2013, at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with burial in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at the Hauser-Hantge Chapel in Fairfax, with a rosary service at 5 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
Catherine Cecilia (Garrahy) Murphy was born on July 6, 1926, at home in rural Fairfax to Patrick (PW) and Margaret (Reiff) Garrahy.
She is survived by her sons, Patrick Murphy of Fargo, N.D., Robert Murphy of Winthrop, Leo Murphy of Fairfax, and Dennis Murphy of Hector; daughters, Peggy Kiecker of Fairfax, Colleen Blanks of Greeley, Colo., Alice Fischer of Lake Lillian, Karen Murphy of Golden Valley, Veronica Murphy of Minneapolis, Virginia Murphy of Rochester, Gail Rieffer of Swanville, and Lisa Murphy of St. Paul; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Murphy of New Ulm; and brothers, John Garrahy of California, and Edward Garrahy of Fairfax.