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Jul 14, 2024

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In Memoriam: Councilwoman Lauren Murphy

NEW JERSEY – Clifton City Councilwoman Lauren E. Murphy, 69, of Clifton, passed away on January 13, 2024. Born in Passaic, she lived in Garfield and Paterson before moving to Clifton in 2006.

The Executive Director of the Passaic County One Stop Career Center in Paterson for over 10 years, Lauren had also been an Administrator for the Passaic County Board of Social Services, where she worked for 34 years. Elected to the Clifton City Council in 2014, Lauren was the President of the Clifton Democratic Club.

Beloved mother of Joseph Potenza and his wife Jeanine of Hackensack, Jasmine Blesing and her husband Eric of Wayne, and Jacob Durham of Clifton. Loving grandmother of Mackenzie, Rowan, Joseph “Bubba”, Anthony “AJ”, and Aubrey. Dear life partner of Chairman John Currie. Cherished sister of Deborah Previto of Mississippi.

Funeral was held on Thursday, January 18, 2024, 10 AM at Shook Funeral Home in Clifton, NJ. Cremation, East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton.

Donations made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,, in memory of Lauren would be greatly appreciated.

To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Lauren E. Murphy, please go to the Shook Funeral Home website.

The Post Eagle family sends our deepest heatfelt condolences to Lauren’s family. May she rest in peace.