Joyce Murphy

Joyce Starbird Murphy (Starbird)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 1934 - Monday, July 1st, 2019
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Joyce Starbird Murphy, 85, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully at home, on July 1, 2019. She was born in Lewiston, ME, on May 2, 1934, the daughter of the late Lucy (Pulsifer) and Alton E. Starbird.
She was the loving wife for 52 years to the late Philip Sherman Murphy. She was the adoring mother of John Murphy of CO, Gary Murphy of MA, Sharie Murphy of WA and Karen Murphy of MS. She was the cherished grandma to 6 grandchildren; Samuel, Jack, Alexandra, Annalise, Elizabeth and Ava. She was preceded in death by her siblings; Alton E. Starbird Jr.
Joyce worked at the Plymouth OB/GYN for 31 years for Dr. Joel Baron. She loved working for them and saw many, many children come through the office over the years.
Joyce enjoyed her family and loved spending time with them. She loved luncheons with her friends and going shopping. She loved being a mom and grandma and raising her family more than anything.

Funeral arrangements will be under the care of the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Cranberry Hospice in memory of Joyce would be greatly appreciated.
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Christine Kemper

Posted at 07:20pm
Karen and Gary, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Our mothers were born in the same month a year apart and having the same first name. She's the only other Joyce I've ever known. I always admired her strength and enjoyed chatting with her when I visited. Hoping with the strength of close friends and family, you will get through this terrible time. Sending my love and thinking of you both.
Christine Kemper

Karen Murphy Posted at 09:06pm

Thanks Christine she always loved you and your laugh. And Mitsu!

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