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Karyl (Sottung) Murphy
August 28, 1930 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
Mrs. Karyl S. Murphy, age 93, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 at Mt. Carmel Extended Care surrounded by her loving family.
Born on August 28, 1930, Karyl was a daughter of the late Augustus J. and Helen Hughes Sottung. She was educated in the local schools and was a 1949 graduate of Pittsfield High School. Karyl's spirituality and faith was important to her and she was a longtime member of both St. Charles Church and the former St. Theresa's Church.
Karyl's favorite role in life was being a wonderful mother to her four children and a wonderful wife to her husband Donald F. Murphy. The two were married on September 20, 1952 and spent 35 years together before his passing in 1988.
As her children got older, Karyl began working as a Special Education aide for the Pittsfield Public Schools. She did this for many years and loved the students she worked with. She found retirement was not for her, so she began working as a dental office manager for Dr. Terrence Sinclair to keep busy.
As a mother, and later grandmother and great grandmother, Karyl was known as a Sports Mom. She was always her family's biggest fan. She was so proud of all their athletic achievements and never missed their games.
Karyl found a love of traveling as her children grew, especially visiting their homes across Massachusetts and Annapolis, MD. She also enjoyed her travels to Ireland and the countless visits to Cape Cod.
Karyl is survived by her children and their spouses, Michael and Sarah Murphy of Richmond, Kellie Woodall of Maryland, PJ and Meg Murphy of Westboro and Matthew Murphy and Amy of Taunton and her sister Marjorie Flynn of Pittsfield. She also leaves her grandchildren, Tim (Lauren), Kevin (Melodi), Ryan (Laura), Lane (Greg), Kyle (Bridget), Haley, Karly, Kasey, Margo, Kelsey and Joey, her greatgrandchildren, Shea, Lochlan, Easton, Ivy, Dalton, Finnegan, Emma, Samantha, Max and Dylan.
In addition to her husband, Karyl was predeceased by her brother Don Sottung.
Services: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Church on THURSDAY, November 16th beginning at 11AM with Rev. Christopher Malatesta, administrator, officiating. The family will begin receiving friends at 10:15AM at the church prior to the mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Karyl's memory may be made payable to "Mt. Carmel Activities Fund" and mailed to the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday November 16, 2023 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Liturgy of Christian Burial
Thursday November 16, 2023 11:00 AM St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Thursday November 16, 2023 12:15 PM St. Josephs Cemetery 222 Pecks Rd. Pittsfield, MA