Michael deValera Murphy
July 1, 1926-Nov. 5, 2012
Menlo Park, California
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)
From Eileen Godsil
Nov. 10, 2012
I have happy memories ofof Michael growing up in West View.He was always in to some develment.One time we went to a agriculture show we were told not to stay the night with our friends the Kellehers .Michael met a girl at the show so we waited for the dance after and cycled home the 18miles No keyto get in so i had to stand on Micheals sholder and woke up Katheens and she let us in.
Sorry i cant make it to the funeral but i will be with him in my thoughs on Monday
Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam
May he rest in peace.
From Kathleen Murphy Briscoe (sister)
Nov. 10, 2012
One evening Stephen Reilly attended a Miraculous Medal Service at Christ the King Church with Michael and I, afterwards Michael said to me, "come into town with Stephen and me." I said "I've no money for the bus." He said he would pay. We go upstairs on the bus. When the conductor came up for the money Michael refused to pay. The conductor made me get off the bus and I had to walk home. Michael and Stephen killed themselves laughing.
Slean leat Michael, Cait Ni Murchada
Nov. 9, 2012
Deepest sympathy to the family of Michael Murphy on the death of their father. We have happy memories of his visits to Killeendaniel. May he rest in peace.
From Catherine Green
Nov. 8, 2012
As small children and new immigrants to America, our Uncle Michael played an important part in our lives. My deepest sympathy to his children and his sisters.
Attached is a photo I found of Michael at Half Moon Bay with pals Phil Hussey and Dennis O'Leary; taken 1970.
Sincerely, Catherine Green