John Patrick Brophy, 81, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Mountainside Residential Care Center in Margaretville.
Born March 29, 1932, John was the third child of John J. and Mary Brophy. He grew up in Tuckahoe and was a 1950 graduate of Iona Preparatory High School.
In May of 1953, he married Dorothy Bonn and together they had eight children that they raised in Scarsdale. John built a long and successful career in the floor covering industry, winning many awards for his outstanding sales ability. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his beloved wife, his large family, and good friends.
John was predeceased by Dorothy, his wife of 56 years; his daughter, Elizabeth Cowles, and his son-in-law Jim McArdle.
Surviving are his four sons, John, Jeremiah (Birgitta), Thomas (Kirsten) and Walter (Mary); three daughters, Dorothy McArdle, Patricia Silberger, and Anastasia (Ken) Marsh; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Elizabeth Brophy, and two brothers, Jeremiah (Jane) Brophy, and Thomas (Jackie) Brophy.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster. Burial will follow at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976 or on-line at www.ccfa.org.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.