My Ancestral Chart
Murphy Family Chart
Murphy Family History
Causes of Death
CAUSES OF DEATH
born October 28, 1897 in Newark, New Jersey
died December 16, 1968 in Irvington, New Jersey - age 71 years.
Father: Lawrence Dyszkiewicz (1851-1924)
Mother: Marya Mazurkiewicz (1860-1927)
Spouse: John M. Murphy (1898-1963)
Cause of death: Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a condition that means that the heart is not pumping at normal levels. Two common causes are a weak or sick heart muscle and abnormal heart valves. The valves may not let enough blood through because they are too narrowed. Or the valve may "leak" and let blood flow backwards (the wrong direction) inside the heart. When the heart valves do not work normally, the heart muscle has to do extra work and it can become tired.
My grandmother Frances loved to care for her husband and her son "Billy", my father. She called him Billy to the day she died and it drove my mother crazy Mom would get so mad at my father over this. She was always angry with someone.