Michael Patrick Murphy

May 19, 1943 – Aug. 3, 2018

Michael Patrick Murphy was born to Aloysius and Emmamay Murphy in Oakland on May 19, 1943, and passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on August 3, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra. They were married 54 years and raised three beautiful children: Garett (Courtney), Danette (Steve) and Bryan. He leaves behind five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was the second oldest of 12 children and a great role model for his siblings: Dennis (Cathy), Timothy (d) (Sue), Terry (Charlie), Peggy (d), Penny, Patrick (d), Sally (Clifford), Laurie (Jim), Debbie (Rich), Jon (Kimberly), and Tami (Bill (d)). Michael is also survived by countless nieces and nephews and friends who will sorely miss him. 

Michael was a dedicated employee and manager for 39 years at Lucky’s Stores in the Bay Area and retired at 55 years old to spend the rest of his life enjoying his family in Discovery Bay then in Henderson, Nev. 

Michael touched the lives of many and is especially remembered for his quick sense of humor and storytelling. He was a riot!! He loved social gatherings with loved ones.  He would be happiest playing Bingo with his loving wife or laughing and lounging by his swimming pool (or anywhere his closest friends and family would be). We all miss you and love you and will always remember your smiling Irish eyes.

Friends and family are invited to Michael’s memorial services: Rosary on Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. and Mass on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 9:30 a.m., both at St. Philip Neri Church at 3100 Van Buren St.