Michael deValera Murphy
July 1, 1926-Nov. 5, 2012
Menlo Park, California
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Longtime Menlo Park resident Michael Murphy, originally from County Cork, Ireland, died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, Nov. 5.
Michael is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan King Murphy; sisters, Kathleen Briscoe and Eileen Godsil; children, Sean Murphy, Tim Murphy and Siobhan Murphy; as well as grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
Michael retired as a longtime employee of Taylor Properties, working in real estate.
A Funeral Mass will be held at noon on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park. A viewing and Rosary will take place at the Roller Hapgood and Tinney Funeral Home, 980 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canyon House, whose committed staff provided Michael with abundant love and care in his final years. Canyon House Employee Fund: PO Box 1120, Palo Alto, CA 94302 (650-322-2022)