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Rita Alice Murphy


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Rita Alice Murphy

Brick - Rita Alice Murphy, age 85, of Brick Township passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at Ocean Medical Center. Rita was born on November 30, 1932 to the late John J. Haskins and Bridget B. Stanton. Rita lived in Watertown, NY for a short time and eventually moved to Belmar, NJ and settled in Brick in 1963, where she would raise her family.

Rita is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, the late Gerard A. Murphy, by her brothers, William and John Haskins and by her sisters, Betty (Smith) and Alice (Figaro). She is survived by her sons and their wives, Gerard A. Murphy, Jr (Concetta) of Brick, NJ and Ronn P. Murphy (Sandra) of Cape Girardeau, MO. Rita is also survived by her sister, Trudy Sintic and by her grandchildren, Marc Murphy, Deena Stack (Jason), Cassandra Murphy (Andy Choate), Varonnica Kirn (Christopher); and great-grandchildren, Ayden, Olivia, Gracelyn, Jerritt, Aunna, Lyla and Cora.

The family will receive relatives and friends for Visitation on Monday from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88 Brick, NJ 08724. The funeral home service will take place Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am. The interment will follow at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Rita's memory to St. Jude's Research Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colonialfuneralgroup.com
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 28, 2018
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