Georgianna “Georgi” Murphy, 94 of Montclair and Glen Ridge, died at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, with her family close beside her.
She was on March 12, 1924, and was an artist who taught art at the Yard School of Art in Montclair. She was a co-owner of Murph’s Sport Shop in Montclair along with her husband Dick Murphy. They raised their children in Glen Ridge, moving to Montclair later in her life.
A member of the Glen Ridge Country Club, she was an avid golfer. It was at the Glen Ridge Country Club that she met her husband when she was 16, they married three years later. Mrs. Murphy also loved the Jersey shore where she enjoyed sharing her beach house with her children and grandchildren, going on long walks on the beach, collecting shells and sea glass.
She was predeceased by her husband Richard “Dick” Murphy and her daughter Susan Murphy. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her daughter Pam Patton, and her sons Richard and Dan Murphy; grandchildren Shannon Corcoran, Ryan Muller, Jacqueline Murphy and Richard Murphy III and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Tom Paugh and her sister Alice Carol.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Caggiano Memorial Home, 62 Grove St., Montclair, a service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery thereafter.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be made to the Lupus Foundation of America at lupus.org.