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MACHIASPORT - Ruth Ester Murphy, 91, passed away September 24, 2014 at a Machias healthcare facility. She was born March 15, 1923 in Whitneyville, ME, the daughter of the late Willis and Florence (Monghan) Bridges.

She was a graduate of Machias High School, and then worked as a welder in the shipyards during WWII. She married her beloved husband Edmund "Eddie" F. Murphy in 1949. She enjoyed knitting, cooking, and spending time with family.

She is survived by a son, Michael Murphy and his wife, Traci; a granddaughter, Amanda Boynton and husband, Robert; a grandson, Michael Murphy II and wife, Kirby; great-grandchildren, Justin, Ryan, and Carter; nephews, John Bridges and Teddy Bridges; friends, Neal Sprague, Horace Moore, and Billy Moore. In addition to her parents, and husband, Eddie, she was predeceased by a brother, Richard Bridges, and a nephew, Paul Bridges.

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2014 at McClure Family Funeral Home, corner of Charles and Drisko Streets, Machias. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Larrabee Cemetery, Machiasport. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at
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