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Patricia R. Murphy

March 06, 1940 ~ February 15, 2023

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.


Terry Frost

February 20, 2023, 8:43 pm

Sleep in Eternal Peace. Your legacy lives on in your beautiful family. Coleen always speaks of you with a glow in her eyes.
My heartfelt condolences to your family.


February 20, 2023, 9:14 pm

Au revoir mon cher ami. Thanks for so many dear memories: lanai and patio laughs, Saturday morning tennis followed by Beet’s Country Kitchen, Pines Par Three with pitchers of beer-baskets of wings-nonstop country music, kayaking Crystal River and fried grouper platters, laughs til we peed our pants and shared tears over disappointments. Pat, stay connected. I’ll need your shoulders. There’s not another you.

Helene & Robert Canberg

February 20, 2023, 9:58 pm

Our hearts are broken. The Lord’s comfort and peace be all of you.

Tami Stogner

February 20, 2023, 11:17 pm

Colleen, My family is sending yours Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. May all of your memories together help you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. May your MOM RIP.

Coleen Murphy Oporto

February 21, 2023, 5:27 pm

The Funeral Mass for Patricia Murphy will be held at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Sebastian, Fl at 11 AM on March 24, 2023.

Erin Esparza

February 21, 2023, 10:43 pm

I love you Grandma! ❤️

Eunice Everett

February 21, 2023, 11:03 pm

To All Who Loved Patricia Murphy,
May God bless all of you at this sad time and may your joyful memories of Pat help you through your grief. Pat and Frank are also the grandparents of two of our wonderful grandchildren, Caleb and Erin Esparza, and our super special great grandchild Isla. We will all miss Pat’s joy of life and infectious laugh. Rest in peace, Pat. Eunice and Roger Everett

Kathleen Harran

February 21, 2023, 11:54 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m lucky enough to be Kathleen Murphy Szamboti’s best friend for 30 plus years and able to say from all she’s ever talked about of her beautiful mother I see all her qualities in my beautiful friend Kate! I pray you and your family get through this difficult time and hold on to all your fun, crazy, sad, moments you have in your hearts of your mother. You all truly have an angel with you forever❤️ Rest in Peace Mrs. Murphy

Catherine Canberg

February 28, 2023, 10:01 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. All our love and prayers.

We will forever cherished our moments together Aunt Tricia. How much we took delight in our conversations and laughs. Your grace, kindness and love will forever be etched in our hearts. We love you and will missed you forever ❤️.

Robert and Catherine

Barbara Signo

March 13, 2023, 12:17 am

I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your hearts be filled with beautiful memories. My prayers for your mom to rest in peace in Heaven.

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