Maureen "Mo" Murphy

Portland, Oregon

Mar 23, 1939 – Jan 22, 2019


March 23, 1939
January 22, 2019
Portland, Oregon


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Maureen 'Mo' MurphyMarch 23, 1939 - Jan. 22, 2019 Portland native and former Olympian Maureen Elizabeth Murphy died unexpectedly early last week at her home in Lake Oswego. She was 79. The apparent cause of death was a heart attack.Maureen was born March 23, 1939, in Portland, the daughter of...

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Mighty Mo at MAAC 2010

Swim team friends and Coach Phill Hansel's daughter, Ginger

Dear Murphy Family,
What a loss! You are in my prayers. I had the good fortune to see and visit with Maureen for at least 10 minutes since Christmas. She was always generous with her time.
lovingly, Mary Ann Myers

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful sister...Thoughts and prayers to Monsignor Murphy and family

Maureen was a warm and lovely lady. We were so glad to get to know her.Love to you all,Scott, Amy, Clair and Hannah

Catholic Charities

Maureen Murphy was a longtime friend and supporter of the work we do at Catholic Charities. We were so saddened to hear of her sudden passing. Maureen's compassion and generosity is part of the great tradition of our shared Christian faith: caring for those who need our help. May God bless you all.

Msgr Tim, Neil, & the Murphy family: I extend my condolences on the passing of Maureen. I remember her from her young swimming achievements, not realizing she was a member of the Murphy family of Central Catholic fame.

The gold medal not achieved in the Olympics has now been awarded as she stands on the podium in her celestial state...surrounded by the angels who silently cheered her earthly swimming meets.

May the grace of our Heavenly Father bring comfort as you...

Mo capturing Sunset at Haydtack