Norma C. Murphy

Date of Passing:

November 16, 2023

Murphy, Norma C., 96, of Rumford, died peacefully on November 16, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent L. Murphy.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Dauphnais) Griffin, she lived in Rumford for 20 years.

Mrs. Murphy was a bookkeeper for Gripnail Corporation, East Providence for 15 years before retiring in 1987.

Norma was a communicant of St. Margaret Church, Rumford.

Besides being the best mom ever she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially Monday nights with her best bud, her granddaughter, Kaleigh, who was her part time roommate and game show network buddy. She also enjoyed playing Hi-Lo-Jack and Bingo at the East Providence Senior Center. Ken always made sure there was a spot for her.

She was a former member of Segregansett Country Club and while she no longer golfed, she enjoyed hearing her son Mark’s play by play account of his golf game every time he played.

She is survived by her children, Valerie A. Asiala and her husband Raymond of Warwick, Mark Murphy and his wife Patricia of Narragansett and Gail Murphy and Jack Medeiros of Riverside; five grandchildren, Kaleigh, Michael, Emily, Tracey and Amy; a sister, Thelma Carpenter of Utah and several nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Gary V. Murphy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday November 29, 2023 in St. Margaret Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 10 a.m. followed by a burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Calling Hours and flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Norma’s memory to Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. One of the smartest card player and sweetest women
    She will be missed

  2. I teased your Mother every Friday about a ride home. I would tell her she would have to walk if her chauffeur was not there. I will the sweet lady. Ken

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