~~Theresa M. Murphy, a long-time resident of Springfield, passed away at home on Sunday, October 18, 2015. She was 82.
Theresa was born in Orange and lived in Irvington and Newark before moving to Springfield over 45 years ago. She was a member of St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield.
She was the daughter of the late Alfred and Rosella Lechtrecker. Theresa was the beloved wife of the late John J. She is survived by her cousins, Dolores Dauth of Sarasota, FL and Cathey Cole of Dover, NJ.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Church, Springfield on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 10:00 am. An entombment will follow at St. Teresa’s Mausoleum, Passaic Ave., Summit immediately following the Mass.