Helen Hudson Murphy peacefully passed away on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 10, 2022. She was 91 years old. Helen was born in New Orleans, La on December 5, 1930, to the late Lawrence Henry Hudson and Ethel Harvey Hudson Landry.
Helen is survived by her children, Howard Louis Murphy (Beverly), Lynne Marie Murphy, Steve Martin Murphy (Timmie), and Michael Louis Murphy; and grandchildren, Erin Lindsey Murphy (Mark), Kristen Louise Murphy, Louis Martin Murphy, III, Colleen Morris Murphy, Steve Martin Murphy, II, and Ryan Murphy.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Louis Martin Murphy; her parents, Lawrence Henry Hudson and Ethel Harvey Hudson; her brother, Lawrence Henry Hudson, III, and her son, Louis Martin Murphy Jr. (Barbara).
Helen was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended school at Our Lady of Good Counsel through the 12th grade. After graduating, she worked in the insurance profession for two years before devoting all her time to being a housewife and a mother to five children. She was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish. She also served several years as a den mother to Cub Scout Pack 64.
A private Mass to commemorate Helen’s life was celebrated at Mothe Funeral Home at 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, La on August 19, 2022. The interment took place at Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna, La. Anyone wishing to donate in memory of Helen is asked to direct donations to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, located at 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, La 70115.