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Alberta (Anderson) Murphy-Mader

October 21, 1931 ~ March 2, 2020 (age 88)


Alberta (Anderson) Murphy-Mader, age 88, of Colchester passed away peacefully with her family by her side at Harrington Court.

On Monday evening, March 2, 2020, Alberta’s twenty year battle with Parkinson’s disease came to an end. She was born on October 21, 1931 in Four Falls, Canada to the late Ernest and Dorothy (Hitchcock) Nichols. She grew up in the potato fields of Maine. She retired from Kmart.

Alberta enjoyed reading romance novels, shopping, people watching, dining out and snacking on her favorite candy, peanut butter cups. Alberta loved to spend time in her gardens, she was a lover of animals and pink was her favorite color. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her favorite people.

Alberta and Chester shared 26 years of marriage together, blending two families into a wonderful life. Together they enjoyed camping, taking care of their vegetable garden and spending time with their family.

In addition to both of her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Donna Murphy; her granddaughter, Brandi Vanese; and two brothers, Ervin and Fred Nichols.

Alberta will be forever missed by her husband, Chester; her children, Robert Murphy III, Chester (Rachel) Anderson III, Mary (John) McGuire, Rev Cheryl (Jim) Caronna, Nicole (Rich) Hosford, Margaret Mader; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

The family would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff of Harrington Court for all the care they have provided over the past two years.

Family and friends are invited to wear pink in celebration of Alberta’s life. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5-7pm at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral Home 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 10am directly at Colchester Federated Church 60 South Main St., Colchester. Alberta will be laid to rest in Maplewood Cemetery at 1pm following church services and reception. For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com

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March 5, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home
167 Old Hartford Road
Colchester, CT 06415

Funeral Service
March 6, 2020

10:00 AM
Colchester Federated Church
60 Main Street
Colchester, CT 06415


Colchester Federated Church
60 Main Street, Colchester CT 06415
Tel: 1-860-537-5189

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