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SAXTONS RIVER -- Kim Elizabeth Murphy, 49, of Saxtons River, died on Monday, May 28, 2007, while visiting her devoted friend Patti O'Brien in Easthampton, Mass.

Diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 1996, she experienced several years of remission until a recurrence in 2004.

Much of her life centered around moving her body and enjoying its power, grace, and agility. A devout skier, cyclist, runner and yoga practitioner, she treasured her athletic abilities. She was a woman of rare wit and humor who cherished her close ties to family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Muriel Tuthill Murphy, and is survived by sisters Pamela Pardo de Zela, Jill E. Kenney, Kerry T. Murphy, and brother Mark E. Murphy, as well as nieces Caitlin Pardo de Zela, Kelly G. Kennerson, Kate E. Murphy and Anna R. Summer; nephews Regan F. Pardo de Zela and Sean M. Kenney; also grandnieces Reidyn D. Pardo de Zela and Georgia R. Lockwood; grandnephews Quinn W. Lockwood, Carson B. Lockwood and Atticus J. Pardo de Zela.

Ms. Murphy had attained a spiritual peace during a recent journey to Abadiania, Brazil, with her close friend Bryan Shaw. She returned with no regrets, and in her own words, “My wordly spirit has been healed and I've returned to a state of joy, clarity, and the ease that a child has in the world.”

A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME, 40 Terrace Place, Brattleboro.u

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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 30, 2007.
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June 6, 2007
My favorite skier and hiker "home from the hill"
Juan Pardo de Zela
June 6, 2007
The love and inspiration that Kim infused her family and friends with are felt throughout; wholeheartedly.
Cara Badalamenti
May 31, 2007
Pam and Sean,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.
Becky Wilken
May 31, 2007
Kim will be missed by everyone who knew her while her laugher and spirit live on. My thoughts go out to her family.
John Hinkamp
May 31, 2007
Pam & Sean,

We all send our sympathies on the loss of your sister and aunt. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
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May 31, 2007
Pam,

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Kim.
Our sympathies, Averil & Bill.
Averil Carroll
May 31, 2007
Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your very dear sister and Aunt. Lovingly, the LEMON's
Barbara McEndarfer
May 30, 2007
Thank you Kerry, Pam, Jill and Mark for such a beautiful remembrance. It has been an incredible ride with you Kim, and I will be unwrapping all of the gifts you have given for the rest of my life. You are my teacher and I will do my best to follow your example of giving.I love you, see ya on the other side sweetheart.
Bryan Shaw
May 30, 2007
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Atamaniuk Funeral Home
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