Sean Patrick Murphy

September 30, 1966February 5, 2018

Sean Murphy, age 51, passed away in his sleep on Monday, February 5, 2018, at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. Sean was born September 30, 1966, in Cañon City, Colorado, to John Michael Murphy and Diana Kay Lick. Sean graduated from Cañon City High Schoolin 1985 and from the University of Colorado with a degree in political science in 1989. He married Johannah Marie Pourciau and together they have three sons, John Patrick Murphy, Peter Joseph Murphy and Charles Michael Murphy. Sean’s only sibling is his youngersister, Michelle Leann Madayag. Sean loved politics, and his career began as a 4th grade volunteer on a county commissioner race. Active in Colorado politics for many years, Sean served as campaign manager for Congressman Bob Schaffer, Bob Greenlee, and CongressmanBob Beauprez. He served as the Executive Director of the Colorado Republican Party from 1999 - 2002. Working more than fifteen years as a congressional staffer on Capitol Hill, Sean served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Bob Beauprez of Colorado for fouryears and for Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma for eleven years. He was a wise counselor, a good friend and a generous mentor to dozens of people on Capitol Hill and on many political campaigns. Sean was a devoted husband and father and will be missed byall who knew him. Services will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church where he and his family have been parishioners since moving to Alexandria in 2003.


  • Gathering Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Prayer Service Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sean Patrick Murphy

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February 18, 2018

A great guy. So witty. I knew him since 5th grade at Washington Elementary School. I remember him asking several of us our (family's)political party affiliation.The answer of Republican always made him smile.
He will always be remembered with many fond memories. My condolences to his family, friends and associates.

Janet Trujillo

February 18, 2018

Sean, you were such a great guy. You will be missed so much. Your cousin Janet.

Drew Bewick

February 17, 2018

Sean was a terrific person with a wonderful family. Always enjoyed catching up at the pool in the summer or at kids' sporting events. Sean had an easiness that made it easy to relate to.

Our prayers are with Sean and his family.

Dwayne & Jill Wright

February 14, 2018

We are so sad to hear about Sean. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Lisa Hudnall

February 11, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Sean's family. Sean will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered. God bless you all.

Laurie Yekovich

February 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Murphy family. Sending love and light. xoxo

Don Lanham

February 10, 2018

My most sincere condolences to Sean's family and to Mike and Diane. Your family will be in my prayers

Harry Singleton

February 10, 2018

The quality of planet Earth has been reduced with the passing of Sean Murphy. I wish I had known him better, and I share the pain.

I am so sorry for this awful loss.

Lisa DiRito-Goff

February 9, 2018

Sean was one of my most true and dear friends throughout middle and high school. I am filled with sorrow that he has passed. I always knew he would excel in politics and leave his mark on the wall of famed CCHS grad. He was truly loyal and noble to the end it would seem. So sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family.

Pat McFerron

February 9, 2018

A stand-up guy anyone would want on their side in a battle. Sean's loyalty, wit, and commitment to doing the right thing will be missed.