Molly Varughese: Wife, mother, grandmother and spiritual guide

February 7, 2024 at 10:13 p.m.

Molly Varughese of Port Chester, 75, a devoted wife, loving mom and grandmother, died Feb. 4, 2024. She was also a spiritual sister and mother to so many more.

She was born on May 14, 1948 to KM Mathai and Mariama Mathai in Puthipully, Kerala, India.

She had five siblings and is survived by three siblings: one immediate younger sister, Ammini, her older sister, Lilamma, and her older brother, Rev. Thomas Kuttipurathu of Port Chester.

In 1973, Mummy met her husband, Varughese Cherappurathu (Babychan). They settled in New Delhi.

With the help of her older brother and sister-in-law, she and their first son Johnson were able to eventually travel to the U.S. in 1977.

In 1978, her husband joined them, and they began their life together in the Bronx, N.Y.

One year later, their second son Mathew was born. With the help of family, Mummy would work during the day and attend classes at night.

In 1984, the family moved from the Bronx to a two-family home in Port Chester with Mummy’s older brother and family and their mother, Veli.

Throughout this time, Mummy worked as a newly minted ultrasound tech, quickly gaining a reputation for her exceptional skills and compassionate and joyful care of her patients. However, ministry work remained her true passion, and in 1987, the Varugheses along with a few other families, began Westchester Pentecostal Assembly, pastored by Mummy’s nephew, Shaji Varughese.

The family moved within Port Chester in 1999.

In addition to her two boys, Johnson married Bindu in 2001 and Mat married Julie in 2009. Mummy was also blessed with seven grandchildren—Hannah (16), Micah (15), Lala (11), Luke (11), Norah (10), Lily (5) and Caleb (2). She showed her love through food, meaningful conversations, snuggles, endless laughs and by instilling her faith and scripture into the hearts and lives of each of her grandkids. She regularly inspired them with her stories of childhood, faith and her visions for their future impact. 

Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Fri., Feb. 9 at All Nations Church, 7 Hewlett Pl., Port Chester.

A Funeral Service will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 10 at the church.

Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery, North Street, Rye.

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