Resolution J966-2013

Honoring Mary Murphy upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2013 Woman of Mercy Award

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  • Mar 25, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 25, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Mary  Murphy upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the 2013 Woman of Mercy Award by Mercy  Home
for Children

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals of remarkable integrity and character
who have inspired and brought pride to our majestic  Empire  State  with
their strong contributions to the community and model citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Mary  Murphy has given not only of her time and energies but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mary
Murphy  upon  the  occasion  of her designation as recipient of the 2013
Woman of Mercy Award by Mercy Home for Children to be celebrated at  its
Annual  Partners in Mercy Luncheon on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Russo's
on the Bay, Howard Beach, New York; and
  WHEREAS, A veteran Investigative Reporter for WPIX  Channel  11  News,
Mary  Murphy  is the quintessential New Yorker, born to Irish immigrants
and raised in Queens, New York; and
  WHEREAS, She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School, Delehanty
High School and Queens College where she graduated magna cum laude; and
  WHEREAS, Mary Murphy interned at WCBS-TV  and  later  became  a  field
reporter  before  heading over to WPIX Channel 11 where she anchored the
weekend news for 14 years before returning  to  full-time  investigative
reporting; and
  WHEREAS, This extraordinary woman has received a total of 18 Emmys and
has covered a wide range of stories including the elevation of Archbish-
op Timothy Dolan; and
  WHEREAS,  In 2012, Mary Murphy collaborated with Mercy Home to produce
the 150th Anniversary Video and two segments which  aired  on  the  WPIX
Morning Show; and
  WHEREAS,  With her throughout have been her husband, and her son, both
of whom feel privileged to be a part of her  life  and  rejoice  in  her
achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity  to
express its highest admiration for Mary Murphy and to wish her continued
success in all her future endeavors; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Mary Murphy upon the occasion of her designation as  recipient  of
the  2013  Woman  of  Mercy  Award by Mercy Home for Children; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mary Murphy.

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