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Eleanor R. (Robb) Murphy


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Eleanor R. (Robb) Murphy

AGE: 82 • Newark

Eleanor R. (Robb) Murphy, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday, July 1, 2016.

Born in Harrisburg, PA on February 2, 1934, Mrs. Murphy was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Mabel C. (Coxeter) Robb. She was a graduate of Pottsville High School and Penn State University. While a student at Penn State, she traveled with the Chapel Choir touring and performing in Europe. In addition to raising her family, Mrs. Murphy worked as a dietitian at the University of Delaware for several years. She was an Avon representative for over 39 years- a job she truly loved because of the wonderful friendships she developed with her many special customers.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. Murphy adored spending time with her family and especially looked forward to their annual vacations in Rehoboth Beach with her brother and family and later enjoying her beach home in PotNets for 36 years. She also loved going to Disney World. In her leisure time, she enjoyed collecting plates, thimbles and hummels and looked forward to monthly bridge club. An avid sports fan, Mrs. Murphy was a passionate supporter of the Penn State Football team and the Philadelphia Phillies. She held a special place in her heart for animals, especially her pets whom she cherished.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles M. Robb, her husband Andrew J. Murphy, and her son David C. Murphy. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her daughters, Jane E. Orescan (Jud) of Bear, DE and Susan L. DelPercio (David) of Newark, DE; and grandchildren, Adam and Paige Orescan and Amy, Andrew and Sarah DelPercio.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitiation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12 Noon. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711. We are eternally grateful to them.

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Published in The News Journal on July 13, 2016
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