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Pauline T. (Taddeo) Murphy

June 28, 1930 – April 5, 2017

Pauline T. (Taddeo) Murphy, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Pauline (Pierina) was born in Martinsburg, WV on June 28, 1930, and was the daughter of the late Pietro and Teresa (Marotta) Taddeo.

Proud of her Italian heritage, Pauline was best described as both spunky and feisty. Her home was an extension of her heart and she adored hosting large family gatherings and preparing delicious meals for her loved ones. She was a devoted Catholic and strong in her Faith. In her leisure time, Pauline enjoyed gardening, home repairs, sewing, crocheting, completing jigsaw puzzles and playing cards and board games. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, she will be lovingly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, William W. “Bill” Murphy, Sr.; a sister, Julia; and a brother, Billy. She is survived by her children, Patricia S. Murphy of New Castle, Theresa A. Christoferson of Woodstock, GA and William Wayne Murphy, Jr. of Newark; adopted son, Father David Hewko; sister, Anna; grandchildren, Corinne Long, William W. Murphy III and Michael N. Christoferson; 6 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her faithful canine companion, Concetta.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720, where a funeral service will begin at 12:00 Noon. Interment will be held at a later date in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to assist the family with funeral expenses may be sent in care of Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home at the address listed above.

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  1. Donald and Reanee' Lambert, April 8, 2017

    Pat, we loved your mother just as we love you! We will miss her looking out for us. Know that you have friends who love you very much and God bless you.

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  2. Patricia Murphy, April 9, 2017

    Dearest Mama,
    Concetta and I are lost without you. We love you beyond measure and miss you so much!

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  3. Shiela, April 17, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss and wanted to share the bibles hope of a resurrection at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelations 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the God of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

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