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Brenda Jean Murphy Obituary
Murphy, Brenda Jean O'Connor
74, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on October 28,2016 from a head injury while traveling in Budapest, Hungry. Born in 1942 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada the daughter of the late Dr. Maurice & Jean O'Connor. Survived by siblings Fergus O'Connor (Carol)and Maureen O'Connor Allin (Gary). Brother Maurice O'Connor predeceased. Brenda was married to her lifetime love and husband of 52 years Dr C. Daniel "Dan" Murphy. Those who knew her would tell you that Brenda had a great "joie de vivre", she loved her family and friends. Her interests included bridge, golf, travel, cottage life, walking her bulldog and spending time with friends and family. She was a member of St.Theresa's and Our Lady of Joy parishes. In addition to Dan, Brenda is survived by her children Kimberly McAvoy (Terry), Patrick Murphy (Kimberly), Christopher Murphy (Caroline) and grandchildren Connor McAvoy, Clare McAvoy, Emmet Murphy and Norah Murphy. The service will be at 1 pm on Friday, November 11th at Our Lady Of Joy in Carefree. In lieu of flowers her family requests memorial gifts in Brenda's name to Sophie's Place at Cardon Hospital, Forever Young Foundation, 1424 S. Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85204, http://foreveryoung.org./donations/# and Catholic Education Of AZ, 2025 N. 3rd St, Suite 165, Phoenix , AZ 85004, www.catholiceducationarizona.org.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2016
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