CANTON -- Colleen M. Murdock, 83, died at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 where she had been a patient for a short time.
Colleen was born February 2, 1936 in Lisbon, the daughter of the late Walter and Evelyn (Lewis) Holmes. She graduated from Lisbon High School. Colleen married Lester Murdock in February of 1954. Together, Colleen and Lester raised four children; Barbara, Frederick, Theodore (Rita) and Steven (Kenelia).
Colleen was a homemaker, she enjoyed garage saling, fishing and horses. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Monica Stone for the carriage ride last August.
Surviving besides her husband and children are grandchildren, Shane (Melissa) Murdock, Jessica Murdock, Jenny(Duane) Walrath, Ryan (Sara) Murdock, Kara Murdock, Angelica Clarke and Isaac Cook; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Terry Holmes, Tex (Jackie) Holmes, Catherine Goldie and David (Bonnie) Holmes and a special dog, Buddy.
She is predeceased by two brothers, Bernard and Charlie; and by sisters, Ramona, Juanita; a daughter-in-law, Rowena “Tootsie” Murdock; and by her dog, Baby.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, October 14, 2019 beginning at 1:00 pm at the home of Rhonda and Corey Dirhberg at 5969 US Highway 11; Canton, NY. In accordance with her wishes, Colleen’s body was donated to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.olearyfuneralservice.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Colleen M. Murdock are under the care of the O’Leary Funeral Service of Canton.