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  • Helen E. (Murphy) Sefcik

  • Helen E. (Murphy) Sefcik, 85, a longtime resident of Top Notch Drive, Little Falls, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Alpine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Little Falls, where she had been a resident since January 2012.

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  • Helen E. (Murphy) Sefcik, 85, a longtime resident of Top Notch Drive, Little Falls, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Alpine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Little Falls, where she had been a resident since January 2012.
    She was born on April 22, 1927, in Little Falls, the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary (Welch) Murphy. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy, Little Falls, class of 1945.
    She was united in marriage to her husband of 28 years, Paul M. Sefcik, on Nov. 16, 1946, at St. Mary’s Church, Little Falls. Mr. Sefcik predeceased her on April 15, 1974.
    Mrs. Sefcik was a member of the Holy Family Parish Church, Little Falls, and its Rosarians. She was also past president of the Little Falls PTA, served as a volunteer at Little Falls Hospital and was active in the S/Sgt. Steve Stefula Post No. 4612 Ladies Auxiliary for many years. An avid golfer, she was a long time member of the Little Falls Municipal Golf Course and also enjoyed bowling, cross country skiing and playing cards with her many friends.
    Mrs. Sefcik was employed as a secretary and agent for the former Mahoney & Mahoney Insurance Agency, Little Falls, receiving her license to sell both personal and business insurance and real estate.
    She is survived by her brothers, Thomas Murphy (Dorothy), Little Falls, and Bernard Murphy (Helen), Scotia; her grandchildren, Christine Pellenz, Belvedere, Ill., Paul Sefcik, Canonsburg, Pa., Jason Sefcik (Rene), Pickerton, Ohio, and Thomas Sefcik, Washington, Pa.; three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Nathan and Anna Sefcik; her daughter-in-law, Jane Sefcik, Washington, Pa.; her son-in-law, Robert Pellenz, Chittenango; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Alan Paul Sefcik, on Sept. 8, 1994; her daughter, Joyce C. Pellenz, on March 5, 2008; her brothers, Francis, James and Donald Murphy; and sisters, Margaret McNamara, Mary Sienkiewicz and Agnes Mucica.
    Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Holy Family Parish Church, corner of Main and John sreets, Little Falls, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Lawless. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, town of Herkimer.
    In keeping with Mrs. Sefcik’s wishes, there are no calling hours.
    Arrangements are by Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls.
    It is the wish of the family that contributions in memory of Mrs. Sefcik be considered to the  Holy Family Parish Church, 763 E. Main St., Little Falls, NY 13365. Envelopes are also available at the funeral home for this purpose.
    Online remembrances at www.chapmanmoser.com.

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