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“We are saddened by the loss of our treasured friend and former colleague. She held a special place in our hearts. Remembrances of her quick mind,...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Pat Canning / Cheryl Carvalho - FL

“OMG I had no idea Leonora passed away. I feel awful I didn't attend her services. Leonora had such a special place in my heart and I write this...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Sharon Sullivan - Newport, RI

“My condolences to all the Murphy Family on Leonora's passing. She was The Mom of the ole neighborhood. Fond memories of playing with her brood. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Pam Sullivan McCann - EASTON, MA

“My Deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you. She loved all of you very much. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: sharon Mello - middletown, RI

“Margaret, Linda, Terry, Donna, Lizzie, Kathy, Brian & all the grandchildren I am deeply sorry for your pain at this time. Your mom talked about all...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tanya Souza - Newport, RI

“Brian, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Paul Carpender - Clermont, FL

“Dear Brian & Anne; Please accept heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your Mom. I hope good memories are able to sustain you during this difficult...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Christopher Hyder - Jamestown, RI

“I am absolutely sure that if there was a "Book of Life", Aunt Leonora and the family covered all of it. She had the most amazing life teaching others...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Terence Nunes - Fairbanks, AK

“Margaret & Family, My thoughts & prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. Janet ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Janet R. Lavoie - Huntersville, NC

“Too many cherished memories to list here....you will be missed!! Wish I could be there...I am glad I got to see you over the Fourth of July ...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Patrick Murphy - San Diego, CA

“Terry and Family My condolences on your loss. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Charles Golden - Portsmouth, RI

“Kristen & Family, I know this is a very sad time for you all. Keep in mind that we will all be together in the end. So it is not goodbye, just see...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Mary & Frank - Middletown, RI

“May you find comfort at this sad time. John 5:28,29 lets us know that God feels your pain. He promises a resurrection of all in his memory. What a...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: O. Cooper - IL

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Newport, RI - Leonora N Murphy, 78, of 1 Greenlaw Boulevard, Newport, RI, died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at The Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown, RI surrounded by her loving family. Born in Newport, RI on February 19, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mary (Medeiros) Nunes. Leonora was a 1950 graduate of St. Catherine Academy and a 1954 graduate of Mount Saint Mary College of New Hampshire, receiving a BA in Education. She earned her Masters degree from URI. Leonora was a teacher for 38 years in the Middletown School System. She was a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma IOTA Chapter, the Middletown Retired Educators Association, and Newport County Retired Teachers. She was a past Vice President of NEA Middletown, serving as a delegate to the NEA RI and National Assemblies. Leonora was a member of the Viking Bridge Club and was a regional master working to become a life master of bridge. She loved playing bingo. When her children were younger she was very active in the National Little League and Newport Babe Ruth Leagues. Leonora was a communicant of Jesus Savior Church. She is survived by her children, Terence M. Murphy, Jr. and his wife Donna (Botelho) Murphy of Middletown, RI, Brian L. Murphy and his wife Anne (Bowen) Murphy of Wakefield, RI, Margaret M. Murphy of Tiverton, RI, and Katheryn E. Gilligan and her husband John P. Gilligan III of Santa Barbara, CA, Elizabeth A. Amoros of Middletown, RI, her sister Elaine Lewis of Middletown, RI, and her grandchildren, Lt. Patrick J. Murphy, USN, of San Diego, CA, Terence M. Murphy III of Newport, RI, Daniel E. Murphy of Middletown, RI, Kristen M. Amoros of Newport, RI, Eric A. Amoros and Sarah E. Amoros both of Middletown, RI, and Jack P. Gilligan and Matthew R. Gilligan of Santa Barbara, CA. and 36 nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Patrick Joseph Murphy, the sister of the late Joseph L. Nunes, John F. Nunes and Mary K. Baker. She was the former wife of the late Terence M. Murphy. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2011 from 4-7pm, in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Her funeral will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011, at 9:00 am from the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Jesus Savior Church, Broadway and Vernon Avenue, Newport. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Middletown Retired Educators Association Scholarship Fund, 781 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

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