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Valerae Murphy, 59, Waltham

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WALTHAM — Valerae Claire Murphy passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born October 3, 1958, in Baldwin, Wis., the daughter of Peter Vander Weide and Claire Oppenhuizen.

Valerae was a respected teacher who cared passionately for her students. She enjoyed knitting, painting, and was a talented pianist. As a devoted mother, supportive wife, proud grandmother, and friend to many, she will be intensely missed. Above all, she was a devote Christian that loved and served everyone she encountered. She truly was a light in this world.

Valerae is survived by her husband, Patrick; her two sons, Nate and wife Veronica and Matthew and his wife Alyshia; her 2 grandchildren, Luciana Berrospi Indo and Rowan Murphy; her mother, Claire; her 5 siblings, Trudy Harwell, George Vander Weide, Vince Vander Weide, Ruth Calland, and Paul Vander Weide; and her 12 nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Valerae’s life will be held March 8 at 10 a.m. at the Champlain Valley Christian Reformed Church, Vergennes, VT.

In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Champlain Valley Christian School, 2 Church St., Vergennes, VT.

To send online condolences to her family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com. ◊

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