Rita M. Murphy
AGE: 97 • Matawan
Rita M. (McLaughlin) Murphy, 97, of Matawan, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Bayshore Health Care Center, Holmdel. Born in New York, she resided in Matawan most of her life. She worked as a secretary with Hanson Van Winkle Munning Company, Matawan; and E.I. Dupont & Co., Parlin. She also worked in the school cafeteria for four years with the Matawan School District.
Rita was predeceased by her beloved husband, James J. Murphy in 2005; and her parents, Leo and Rose (Sabini) McLaughlin. She is survived by her two loving daughters, Carol Waybright and Maureen Kelly, both of Matawan; a dear sister, Alice Burlew of Matawan; cherished grandchildren, Colleen Van Tassel and husband David of Bayshore, Long Island, Ryan Kelly of Bocas Del Toro, Panama, and Loren Castro and husband Anthony of Morganville; precious great-grandchildren, twins Avery and Addison Van Tassel and Juliet Castro; and many loving nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Family and friends are invited from 2 to 4 p.m. & 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport; and 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, with a 10 a.m. service at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph Mausoleum, Keyport. To post an online condolence to the family or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com