Ruth D. Murphy

Jun 04, 2018
Ruth Murphy

Owls Head — Ruth Dorman Murphy, 88, went to be with her Lord June 2, 2018, after an extended illness. She died at the Owl’s Head home of her beloved sister, Margaret McKusic, where she had lived for the last eight years.

Born in Rockland Nov. 3, 1929, Ruth grew up in Rockland and graduated from Rockland High School, class of 1948.

She married Gerald E. Murphy Feb. 10, 1951, and they eventually moved to the Washington, D.C./Maryland area, where she worked for the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. until her retirement in 1984. At that time she returned to Owls Head and enjoyed her retirement years back by the ocean.

Ruth was a member of Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church and was an active member of the American Baptist Missions Society. She also remained active with the Telephone Company Pioneers retirement group for many years.

Ruth was married to the love of her life, Gerald E. Murphy, until his death in 1983. She was predeceased by her brother, Kendrick Dorman, and her sister, Miriam Caldwell.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Steve Partridge, of Barrington, R.I.; her granddaughter and husband, Christine and Drew Sauder, of Chadds Ford, Pa.; and grandson and wife, Jason and Jamie Partridge of Barrington, R.I.; as well as her five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Abby, Ben and David Sauder and James Partridge. She also leaves many cherished nieces and nephews.

Ruth’s memorial service and burial will be private. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Pen Bay Christian School, 1 Waldo Ave., Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a story or memory with Ruth’s family, visit their Book of Memories at Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

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