Alice Murphy, 90

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Alice Murphy (nee Hamilton), 90, of River Forest, died on May 22, 2019. Born on July 21, 1928, she led a long, faith-filled life and was devoted to her family who will cherish all the wonderful memories with her. She was very proud of her commitment to Avenues to Independence and was recognized with their 2016 Visionary Award. 

Alice was the wife of the late Kevin V.; the mother of Marianne (Clark) Gapen, Carol (Terry) Herbstritt, Kevin Jr., Brian (Karen Quasny), Julie (John) Stack, and the late Alice Murphy Tapling; grandmother of Beth (Joseph) Bertoni, Molly (Matthew) Blohm and Clark Gapen Jr., Katie, Matt and Ted Herbstritt, Colleen, George and Robert Tapling, and Charlie, Liam, and Caitlin Stack; great-grandmother of Patrick Clark Blohm; friend of Patricia Connor Murphy; mother-in-law of the late George (Marguerite) Tapling; sister of the late John (Eleanor) Hamilton, Rosemary (the late Raymond, M.D.) Nemecek, William (the late Anne) Hamilton and Thomas (the late Jean) Hamilton; sister-in-law of the late Richard (the late Rita) Murphy; aunt of many nieces and nephews; and daughter of the late John J. and Alice M. (nee Carney) Hamilton. 

Visitation and Mass of Christian burial were held on May 28 at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, River Forest, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Avenues to Independence ( or PACTT Learning Center ( are appreciated.

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