Katherine Joan Murphy

Katherine Joan Murphy passed away on Sunday March 7, 2021. She was loved by many and always made friends feel like family. She will be remembered for her love of life, laughter, and smiles. She was unique and one of a kind. She taught so many about love and life just by being a good person who was ready for a joyful laugh. Her eyes and cheeks actually sparkled with happiness.


She is survived by her children: Bridget Hopkins of North Haven, ME, Karen (Bruce) Leonard of Cherryville, NC, Steve (Kellie Christopher) Witiaz of Wayne, NY, Mary (Kevin) Dersham of Concord, NC, and Sue Anderson of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Jamie Hopkins, Molly Hopkins, Stacey Leonard, Kelly Leonard, Steve Witiaz, Kate Dersham, Andy Dersham, JD Dersham; great grandchildren: Coleman, Madalyn, Phillip, Kylie, Beau and Alyssa; and several nieces and nephews.


She was predeceased by her parents, Clem and Augusta Murphy; her siblings, Madeline Knapp, Jack Murphy, Dick Murphy; and grandson, Casey Hopkins.


A service will be held on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 9:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 155 State Street in Corning. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery following the service.