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Joan M. Murray

October 24, 1952 - May 3, 2019

Joan M. Murray, age 66, of Smyrna, DE, formerly of Delaware City, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Born in Wilmington, DE on October 24, 1952, she was a daughter of Robert L. Coburn, Sr. and the late Margaret J. (Dooley) Coburn. Joan dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker. She could always be found in the kitchen cooking or enjoying her favorite treats, Dunkin Donuts coffee, taffy or fudge. Joan also liked spending time at Rehoboth Beach and Chincoteague, VA. She loved listening to her favorite artist, Elvis. Most of all, she cherished her time spent with her family and grandchildren. 

In addition to her mother, Joan was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Coburn. She is survived by her father, Robert L. Coburn, Sr. of Newark, DE; children, Bucky Hinton (Amy) of Wilmington, DE, Shannon Murray of Smyrna, DE, Mark Murray (Linda) of Wilmington, DE and Matthew Murray of Drexel Hill, PA; sisters, Linda Durand (Melvin) of Smyrna, DE and Roberta Crumley of Elsmere, DE; brother, Jason Coburn of Newark, DE; and grandchildren, Nigel, Kyle, Nikayla, Alex, Lance, Isabella, Brayden, Matthew and Emily. 

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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15 Condolences for Joan M. Murray

  • So sorry for your loss…she was a great person!

  • I’m so sorry for your loss praying for you and the family. Love Deven

  • I love you Aunt Joan ❤️ Will always be thinking of you .

  • To Shannon Murray & Family, I’m so so sorry for your loss. My condolences, heart, love, prayers & thoughts go out to you & your family. God Bless!!!

  • Hey Bucky and all your family so sorry to hear about your mom she was a real gem 💎 it was a real pleasure to have known her patty loved your mom she was beautiful friend to patty I hope you cherish her in your memories again definitely sorry for your loss

  • This is very beautifully done. God bless you Joan!! Your up there with many loved ones. R.I.P.

  • She will be missed sending prayers for you and tour family

  • Tears tears and more tears, I am going to.miss you so!! Thankyou for the other weekend I so enjoyed spending it with you and I thank God for that!! Your not suffering any longer and I thank God for this also!! We’re all going to miss you and the laughs we had !! May you be up in Heaven with Everyone you wanted to see Rest Easy Joan I’ll see you and my husband on the other side Love Always… Robin

  • Sending my love and thoughts to the Murray family. Rest Easy ❤️

  • Shannon, Mark & family,
    So sorry to her of Joan’s passing .Thoughts & prayers with you all .
    Love ,
    Dot Johnson

  • Shannon I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, but she is now without pain and suffering. RIP

  • Joan your up there with the rest of the family you were a special person. Rest in peace see you again. Prayers for the family.

  • May 9, 19.
    So Sorry for Your Loss , Linda and Mark and to your Family ! Joan was a Wonderful Lady ! I will really Miss My Dear Friend . You are
    With the Angels mow . May You RI P . I Love You

  • May God comfort & strengthen each of you during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss it is never easy to lose someone you love thoughts an prayers to all of you love Debbie