Lucille M. Murphy

August 26, 1931August 5, 2018
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Funeral services for Lucille Marsha Murphy, age 86 and formerly of 430 Proctor Avenue Ogdensburg, will be held on Wednesday (August 8, 2018) at 6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will be at a later time at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ogdensburg.

Calling hours will be held also on Wednesday prior to the funeral from 12:00-2:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm at the funeral home. Mrs. Murphy passed away August 5, 2018 at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Marsha was born August 26, 1931 in Baltimore, Maryland the daughter of the late Henry and Martha (Springer) Rosenberg. She graduated from Bard High School in Baltimore in 1949 and worked as a drafts-women at the Glen L. Martin Company. She married Henry Walter (Buster) Murphy on May 30, 1957 at St. Anthony’s Church in Baltimore and they relocated the family to Ogdensburg in 1963. Marsha and Buster owned and operated The Old Homestead on State Street, and later Buster’s Bar and Lounge on Patterson Street until 1983. She also worked as a cashier at the Off-Track Betting until her retirement.

Surviving are her children Lori Murphy, Oswego, NY and Martin (Penny) Murphy, New Port Richey, FL, a granddaughter Taylor Murphy, Oswego, NY, three step grandsons, Jason (Sarah) Allen, Matthew (Laura) Allen and Ryan (Miranda) Wignall, two great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Marsha was predeceased by her husband Buster Murphy on March 2, 1983; a brother-in-law Harold Murphy on February 28, 1986; a sister-in-law Alfreda Murphy on March 1, 1986; and a twin brother Ronald Rosenberg on August 26, 2014.

Marsha was an active member of the City Republican Party for many years and enjoyed almost daily trips to her favorite stores where she made and maintained many new and old friendships. She also enjoyed playing cards, trivia and bingo while a resident at United Helpers Riverledge. Memorial contributions can be made to Make a Wish Foundation 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205 of the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lucille M. Murphy

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Pat Sherry/ Mandigo

August 10, 2018

To the Murphy Family, I have wonderful memories of Marsha we go way back. She was a great lady, alway's had a smile. I'm sure she will be missed. Rest in peace my friend. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathleen Sweeney Slifka

August 7, 2018

Lori and Marty. My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. There were many of days that I visited the bar and I always remember a lot of laughter that took place. Your mother was a good friend to my mom during difficult times. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shelley Fredericks

August 7, 2018

Marty and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful lady and we know she will be dearly missed. Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.
Eugene and Shelley Fredericks

JoAnn Douglas

August 7, 2018

Marty and Lori, So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a beautiful soul and a beautiful lady. Always loved visiting with her back in the day. Lots of fond memories at the Murphy home and Busters bar. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers ❤️


August 7, 2018

Lori & Marty and families: I was sorry to read about your mom's passing. She was one of those people who was always smiling and making life a little more fun. I used to wait on her in my GranView days and could always see her great sense of humor as she had those at her table laughing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amy Anderson

August 6, 2018

Marty and Lori, sorry for your loss. I am glad I was able to get her black liquorice the last time I was up visiting her. she had so many stories about anybody and everybody I will miss that as I am sure you both will. Prayers too all. Amy Anderson & Family