Joanna Gallagher Murphy - November 2, 2012

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 NORTH GREENBUSH – Joanna Gallagher Murphy, 76, passed away Friday November 2, 2012 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Albany, raised in Ravena and had lived in North Greenbush for 53 years. In 1998, Joanna retired from NYS government after 25 years of service. Joanna’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and pets.


Survivors include her children, Michael G. (DeAnna) Weekes of Ballston Lake, Mary Ann (Ron Smaka) Weekes of Slingerlands and David (Nancy) Weekes of North Greenbush; 6 grandchildren; and 5 brothers, George, Joseph, John (Jackie), Michael and Christopher Gallagher. Joanna was predeceased by her parents, George and Angeline Gallagher, husband, James V. Murphy; and 3 infant children.


Funeral services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, November 6th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday prior to the service starting at 10 AM. Contributions in memory of Joanna may be made to the Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.