Michael Patrick Murphy

Michael Patrick Murphy was born to Aloysius and Emmamay Murphy in Oakland on May 19, 1943, and passed away peacefully in Las Vegas on Aug. 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, nephews and friends who will sorely miss him.  

Michael was a dedicated employee and manager for 39 years at Lucky Stores in the Bay Area and retired at 55 years old to spend the rest of his life enjoying his family in Discovery Bay, Calif., then 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 was happiest playing Bingo with his loving wife or laughing and lounging by his swimming pool (or anywhere with his closest friends and family). 

We all miss him, love him and will always remember his smiling Irish eyes. 

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