GOWANDA – Cynthia J. Brown-Murphy, 59 of Aldrich Street, died early Monday morning September 5, 2022.
Born at the old Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Gowanda on May 15, 1963. Daughter of R. Arnold and P. Diane (Burger) Brown.
Cindy graduated from the Gowanda Central School class of 1981, she attended Edinboro State College in Pennsylvania, where she studied arts education. Cindy was very artistic, she loved to draw Disney characters (especially Mickey Mouse) and was very good at calligraphy.
Cindy grew up in a household that always had a pet or two, she was particularly fond of Jack Russell Terriers and just adopted a rescued Jack Russell earlier this year. Cindy enjoyed traveling around Europe with her husband and friends in a group they called the ‘Gowanda Gypsies’. London was his favorite European city. Cindy was looking forward to her annual birthday trip with her husband to New Orleans (her favorite global destination).
Cindy was an avid follower of her beloved New Orleans Saints football team, she also loved the Buffalo Bills and Sabers. Cindy married Stephen T. Murphy in Irving, NY on May 17, 2003.
Besides her husband. Cindy is survived by her sister. Deborah (Robert Field) Brown of Gowanda; with a daughter-in-law, Kayla M. Mayne of Fredonia; and a grandson Phoenix. Cindy is also survived by her aunt, Lugene (Mickey) Cygan; as well as cousins and many friends.
Cindy had worked for WNYDDSO for over 25 years, where she worked as a development aid
Family and friends are invited to call SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME 44 St. Gowanda Center from 4-7 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2022. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11 a.m. from James Cruden VFW Post, 5007 20 Sand Hill Gowanda, NY (please meet at the VFW), lunch will follow. Cindy will be buried privately with her parents at Pine Hill Gowanda Cemetery.
If desired, memorials can be made to any no-kill animal shelter or animal rescue organization.