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Carol Ann (Urbanowksi) MurphyMarch 31, 1947 ~ January 9, 2018 (age 70)
Carol Ann Murphy age 70, of St. Johns, MI passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, MI on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery, Birch Run, MI. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI with a Vigil and Rosary Service at 7:00 P.M.
Carol was born in Flint, MI on March 31, 1947 the daughter of Edward and Josephine (Rynca) Urbanowski. She graduated from Birch Run High School with the class of 1966. Carol was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns.
Carol had a passion for children with disabilities and was always an advocate for their well-being. She was a paraprofessional with the Clinton County RESA for 17 years, retiring in 2016. Prior to that time, she was active as a sub and volunteer for many years working with children with disabilities. Carol was a volunteer in the Handicapped Horseback Riding Program for over 10 years. She loved flowers and gardening. Carol also enjoyed traveling and vacationing around Michigan.
Carol is survived by her daughter Diana Murphy of Alma and son William Murphy Jr. of East Lansing. She is also survived by her sisters: Mary (David) Thamm of Birch Run, Theresa Fowler of Clio, Judy (Francis) Laurin of Houghton Lake; brothers: John (Debby) Urbanowski of Birch Run, and Ed Urbanowski of Birch Run; and many nieces and nephews. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, brother Joseph Urbanowski, and sister Gloria Urbanowski.
Memorials may be made to Autism Society of Michigan 2178 Commons Parkway Okemos, MI 48864. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.