Patricia R. Murphy, 82 of Sebastian, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at her home, holding the hand of her beloved husband, Frank.
Born in Brooklyn, New York on March 6, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah J. Murphy and Helen Schenk Murphy.
Patricia was a woman devoted to her faith and family.
After raising her 4 children, she went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree and began a fulfilling career in the Special Education field. She taught at Miramar, Flanigan, and Melbourne High Schools and finished her career at Vero Beach High.
She was devoted to her husband, Frank, of 62 years, and her family, and she taught them the values of faith and family. She cherished her time spent with family and friends, whether it be around the dining room table, the beach, or on special occasions and Holidays. She rarely missed attending a family celebration for a birthday, graduation, a Sacrament, or sporting event.
She enjoyed life and the simple pleasures it offered. She loved sharing a glass of wine, a recipe, a song, a laugh.
She was the loving mother to Coleen Murphy Oporto and her husband Louis, Kathleen Murphy Szamboti, KelleyAnn Murphy Collado, and Daniel Murphy.
Dearest sister of Elaine Murphy, Helene (Honey) Canberg and her husband Bob, Peter Murphy and his wife Maddie, and she was pre-deceased by her brother Jeremiah and his wife Mary.
Patricia was the cherished grandmother to her 11 grandchildren, Dylan, Thomas, and Patrick Oporto, Frank and Kelley Rose Szamboti, Caleb and Erin Esparza, and Sherie, Zachary, Colin, and Madison Wolfe and her one beautiful great-grandchild, Isla Esparza. They were the light of her life and she cherished moments and memories shared with them. She will also be fondly remembered by her 27 loving nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.
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