Mary Murphy

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Mary Catherine Murphy, M.D.

July 22, 1961 - April 4, 2013

Our beloved Mary passed away peacefully at home on April 4, 2013. Mary was the loving daughter of Thomas and Katherine Murphy of San Francisco. She was the cherished wife of Frank Piro, M.D., and the adoring and devoted mother of Thomas and Katie. She was the cherished sister of Patrick (Lori), Thomas (Anne), Ann Waite (John), and Kevin (Laura). Mary Catherine was the most beloved niece of Ann Sullivan of San Francisco and her many aunts and uncles, in Ireland, England, and the United States. She will be deeply missed by her many nieces and nephews in the Bay Area, Ireland, and England.

Mary loved her home garden and her glorious days in Hawaii with her family.

She attended St. Gabriel Grammar School, Mercy High School, and received her Nursing Degree from the University of San Francisco. She continued on to obtain her Medical Degree from the University of California Davis Medical School. She practiced Internal Medicine on the Peninsula for ten years. Her tireless devotion and dedication to her patients and profession earned her the love and respect of her colleagues and patients.

Mary will forever be remembered as a deeply caring, loving, wonderful human being, and the cherished friend to so many. She will be missed each and every day. Her spirit and love will live on forever.

All services will be held at Saint Gabriel Church, 2559 40th Avenue, (corner of 40th Avenue and Ulloa). Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday April 10, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Burial services for our beloved Mary Catherine will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery immediately following the Mass of Resurrection.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Gabriel's School Fund, St. Ignatius College Prep. or the in memory of Mary Catherine Murphy.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013
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