Patricia Ann Murphy passed away at 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon Sept. 28th from her second bout with cancer. She was cared for in her final weeks by the Hospice of Petaluma personnel for which her survivors will be eternally grateful. She was born in New York and grew up in Merrick on Long Island and got her BA degree from SUNY Buffalo. She met her husband, David, on a trip to San Francisco in 1979. They were married on November 4, 1979 in the Unitarian Church on Franklin Street in San Francisco. Upon the family's moving to Petaluma in 1987, she began the Learning Tree Tutoring, which after 25 years is still going strong. She is survived by her husband, Dave and her son Dennis. She was predeceased by her first son Ryan in 1997. A remembrance of her life will be held at a date to be determined later. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the B'nai Israel Jewish Center, Hospice of Petaluma, Planned Parenthood, or the
. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma.
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Published in the Press Democrat from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2013