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Dorothy Rita Murphy

23 mayo , 19209 junio , 2021

Dorothy Rita Murphy nee Ward passed peacefully on June 9, 2021 in her 101st year. Dorothy was born in Bronx, NY on May 23, 1920 to John and Alice McClone Ward. She worked for the Dept of Agriculture before marrying Joseph Murphy in 1941. They traveled extensively with the Foreign Service living in France, Germany, Philippines, Lebanon, Sudan, Turkey, Ecuador, Honduras and Jamaica.

She enjoyed learning as much as she could about all the countries she lived in. When they returned to the States they settled in Merritt Island and following that, Cocoa Beach. Dorothy worked for the Cancer Society and volunteered with the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program as a child advocate and was an active member of her condo association. She thoroughly enjoyed working on her family’s genealogy and engaging in lively conversations on current events.

She is survived by her daughters Noelle Stanton and Valerie Seastrom as well as her 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and sons Donald, Kevin, and Keith Murphy.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at The Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL. Visitation at 10 a.m., Service at 11 a.m. followed by internment.

In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Aging Matters Brevard Meals on Wheels program or St Francis Reflections Hospice. https://agingmattersbrevard.org/services/meals-on-wheels https://reflectionslsc.org/services/hospice-care/

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    miércoles, 16 junio , 2021

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    miércoles, 16 junio , 2021

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Vanessa Wolf

15 junio , 2021

This is the last time I was able to drag her to a restaurant (April 2016).

Vanessa Wolf

15 junio , 2021

Her 99th birthday.

Vanessa Wolf

15 junio , 2021

Apparently it’s one photo per memory, so here comes another.

Vanessa Wolf

15 junio , 2021

While she lived a rich and full life, her departure leaves a notable hole in my heart. RIP.

Maryellen Hamel

15 junio , 2021

Rest in peace, Aunt Dot.

Kristin Murphy

15 junio , 2021

It was always a pleasure spending time with 'Grandma Dot' over the years. Her inquisitive nature, breadth of life experience, and quick wit encouraged lively conversations about all sorts of interesting topics.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dottie's children and extended family,

Kristin


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