Kelly Lamphere

Kelly Lamphere

Sunday, October 18th, 1970 Friday, September 27th, 2019

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Obituary for Kelly M. Lamphere

Kelly (Murphy) Lamphere, 48, of Chittenango, NY peacefully passed away surrounded by family on Friday, September 27, 2019 after a ten year battle with multiple myeloma.
Kelly was born in Binghamton, NY on October 18, 1970 to Brian and Marlene Murphy. She is also survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Chad; children Chelsea and Jack; sister Colleen and her husband Mark Selby; brother Patrick and his husband John Simmons; mother-in-law Mary Ann Lamphere; brother-in-law Mark and his wife Morgan; brother-in-law Todd and his wife Megan; niece and several nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is predeceased by her father-in-law Bill Lamphere.
Kelly graduated from Johnson City (NY) HS in 1988, attended Broome Community College, and was awarded her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University at Albany. After teaching history for a number of years, Kelly was the Assistant Principal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Newport News, VA as it achieved National Blue Ribbon School recognition.
In 2009 Kelly and her family returned to New York, residing in Chittenango. Her joy was cheering on her children at various sporting events. Kelly and her family belong to the Immaculate Conception Parish in Fayetteville.
As Kelly returned to New York, she also began her long fight with multiple myeloma. Kelly’s spirit and strength left impressions on all who supported her as she sought treatment. Her family is grateful for Kelly’s support network of friends and neighbors in the Chittenango community, most especially her dear friend Jacki Boulter. The family also expresses our appreciation to Kelly’s healthcare teams at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY; the infusion staff at Madison Irving Medical Center; and the NeuroICU and palliative care teams at Crouse Hospital.
Kelly’s family will receive friends at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E Genesee St., Fayetteville, NY, from 4-7pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Immaculate Conception Parish, 400 Salt Springs Road, Fayetteville, NY on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to tribute in memory of Kelly may make contributions to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (online at or mail to P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241-4238) or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (online at

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY
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    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church, Fayetteville
    400 Salt Springs Street
    Fayetteville, New York
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    Friday, October 4th, 2019

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Sister Mary Aquinas Halbmaier, O.P.

It was my delight to hire Kelly at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Newport News, VA, and to ask her to be my Assistant Principal. She was a joy! I remember the births of both Chelsea and Jack. Chad, I have been praying all these years for you and Kelly and the kids as you have battled cancer together. Know that my prays will continue for you. Kelly was, and continues to be, a truly great lady. And until we all are reunited in heaven, I am yours in Christ,
Sister Mary Aquinas Halbmaier, O.P.
Comment | Posted at 04:48pm via Condolence

Meghan Giblin

Brian, Marlene and Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that my continued thoughts and prayers are with you all, as well as with Kelly!

God Bless!
Meghan Giblin
Comment | Posted at 11:21pm via Condolence

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Tammy Toner Disbro

So sorry to here of Kelly’s passing, she put up a long hard battle to stay with her family as long as she could. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Tammy and Scott Disbro
Comment | Posted at 08:08am via Condolence

Michael Eiffe

Chad, Chelsea and Jack -
Your Chittenango Bear Family is with you now, tomorrow and always in support and love. Sending you our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies. Kelly was a model of strength and perseverance. We are honored to have called her a friend and colleague.
With love,
Michael Eiffe and the CCSD Administrative Team
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