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Eleonore S. (Koziol) Murphy

October 20, 1930 - March 10, 2019

          Eleonore S. (Koziol) Murphy, age 88, of Millsboro, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

          Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 20, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Victoria (Burrek) Koziol.  Eleonore graduated from Chester HS and went on to work for Scott Paper in Chester, retiring after 42 years of dedicated service.

          A sense of adventure, Eleonore loved amusement parks with her family.  Going to parades and festivals was her passion and she enjoyed bingo and going to casinos. Family gatherings were an important part of her life.  Eleonore took pride in her home and it was always spotless.  Her fondest memories were made at the beach with her family.

          In addition to her parents, Eleonore was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Murphy and son, James Murphy. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Murphy of Millsboro, John Murphy (Diane) of Brookhaven, PA and David Murphy (Lynn) of Elkton, MD; daughter-in-law, Linda Murphy; brother, Herbert Koziol (Margaret) of Upland, PA; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8 am until 10 am on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10 am.  Interment will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery, 1000 West Ridge Rd, Marcus Hook, PA.

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8 Guestbook messages for Eleonore S. (Koziol) Murphy

  • To Joey, John and David and your families,So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of your Mom and Dad making the trip to Il. to visit my parents, Lou and Eleanore Koziol in their big camper. When I was growing up,Cioci Eleonore was always on the go with all you boys and spending time at the beach and I remember her and Uncle Bill for a long time took care of Babci ’til her passing.In our families thoughts and prayers, your cousin from Illinois, Rose Marie Koziol

  • Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Murphy family.
    The Grabowski family

  • Dear Joey, Johnny and David,
    With a heavy heart, sending my condolences to the Murphy family for the loss of your Mother.
    My fondest memories of Cioci Eleanor were her bubbly laughter that filled the room with joy and her endless energy as she always managed to take care of her family and household while working long, hard hours at her job.
    I was fortunate to grow up on 7th Street with your family just down the block and I recall spending lots of time playing over at your house, always underfoot of Cioci Eleanor as she tried to do her housekeeping, but she never minded us kids running all around , just being kids. I treasure those childhood memories of her and her always-welcoming smile.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time…..your cousin from California, Linda Koziol

  • I am so sorry to hear about Cioci Eleonore’s passing. She was Dad’s youngest sister and she really loved my Father. I will always remember Cioci as a happy person, quick to laugh. I haven’t seen her for several years, but always appreciated her (and David) making the trip to Illinois when Dad passed. Another happy memory is when my Mom and Dad were staying at my Uncle Bernard’s. It was Dad’s birthday and Cioci Eleonore and some of the other Aunts and Uncles sang Happy Birthday to him in Polish. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • I will miss her fun loving ways. My thoughts and prayers go out for John, David, and Joey and all of her family and friends.

  • Dear Joey, Johnny, and David,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies. My heart and prayers go out to you and the entire Murphy family. What I remember most about Cioci Eleonore was her bubbly personality and never-ending generosity. Our family was always welcome and during our visits Cioci Eleonore always had a spread especially during the holidays. Peace be with you…your cousin from Cleveland, Janice Koziol-Douglas

  • To Joey,Johnny and David, and the entire Murphy family,
    From Tessie Zimmer Wolski to my dearest and best friend”Peanuts”always enjoyed your visit with Joey to my house in Rolling Park. And all the good times growing up on 7th street. Love you and always miss you and though about you. Tessie

  • To all of the Murphy family, I remember talking with Mrs. Murphy at the music events at Carpenter State Park. She would talk about our kids and we would laugh at all of the experiences we had as mothers. She enjoyed being out and about. Sorry we were unable to attend services. Andrea and Bob Bower