Alice G. Murphy, 86

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Alice G. Murphy

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA — Alice G. McKinney Murphy, 86, passed away on Jan. 28, 2014 in Clearwater, Fla.

Alice was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Somerville, Mass., where she attended Somerville High School. Alice went to work at McKesson & Robbins in Boston, Mass., where she met the love of her life, her best friend, John Murphy. Alice and John relocated with their family to Wilmington, Mass., where she was active in many ministries at St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Alice was a president of the Ameri-can Legion Auxiliary, a Cub Scout Den Mother, Brownie Troop Leader, and a mother to her five children and younger sister, Sheila Woods. Alice and John moved to Clearwater in 1968. Alice received her Real Estate License and later her Broker's license and was a Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker. Alice unselfishly cared for all people, supporting and mentoring everyone she met. Alice was a great listener and had the ability to recognize the special gifts that each person has to offer the world. Alice enjoyed spending summers in Bridgton, Maine, and traveling abroad with her husband. Alice was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her best friend and husband of 63 years, John Murphy; sister, Bernice Horne; her children, Robert W. Murphy, Linda (Mike) Large, John E. Jr. (Sharyn) Murphy, Patty (Lorin) Bridge, and Joe (Carmen) Murphy. Alice was "Grammy" to 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services were held in Clearwater, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Morton Plant Mease Foundation, All Children’s Hospital or Suncoast Hospice.

Arrangements by Moss Feaster Funeral Home of Clearwater, Fla., www.mossfeasterclearwater.com

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