Michael G. Murphy, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Michael G. Murphy, Sr.

July 18, 1960 - September 22, 2020

Michael G. Murphy, Sr., age 60, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 18, 1960, he was a son of Grace (Cassidy) Murphy and the late John “Jack” Murphy. Mike worked as a plumber and pipe fitter for the DuPont Co. & FMC. He was a member of the Police & Fire Rod & Gun Club of New Castle as well as the Pulaski Legion of Delaware. Mike was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoyed getting coffee with his friends at the Basin Road Wawa. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends, and sharing eggs and bacon with his grand dog, Bailey, on Sundays.

In addition to his father, Mike was preceded in death by his brother, Pat Murphy. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Donna L. (Brittingham) Murphy; children, Kelli DiPersio of Newark, Jessica Murphy (Sean Drake) of New Castle and Michael Murphy, Jr. of Philadelphia, PA; mother, Grace Murphy of Elsmere; grandchildren, Ameena, Johnny, Isabella and Jemini; great granddaughter, Mia; siblings, Kathy Sammons (Mike), Dennis Murphy (Stephanie), Maureen Dixon and Karen Setting (Victor); and sister-in-law, Diane Murphy.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike’s memory to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.


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21 Condolences for Michael G. Murphy, Sr.

  • So sorry to Karen and the whole Murphy Family!!

  • Murph was a great neighbor and good friend of my father. Always had a big smile on his face and made you feel comfortable and part of the conversation. He will be forever missed.

  • My old friend has moved on. RIP Mike. You left with me with many fond memories, “Ol’ buddy Ol’ pal”.

    My deepest sympathies to the Murphy family. 🙏

  • My sincere condolences Donna, Aunt Grace and family and loved ones. RIP Mike-Cuz!!!❤️

  • We are so very sorry for your loss .Its our loss too. We so enjoyed Mike coming to the club to have a few beers with us. He will be missed by us and everyone at the club.

  • So sorry for your loss! Sending love and prayers from our family to yours! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  • So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing.. I will always remember my times playing sports with Mike and Dennis in Oak Grove field … good times ! I feel so fortunate to have had friends like the Murphy family growing up …God bless

  • I often reflect on our trip to Florida (me & John, Margaret & Bob, Donna & Mike, Kelly & Steve). It was the BEST time spent with friends. We laughed the entire week. I will always have those memories of Mike and will have a big smile on my face every time they come to mind.
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike and his family will be in my prayers.

  • Aunt Grace and family my deepest sympathy prayers and love to all

  • Donna, Michael, Jessica, Kelli and Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. This picture of Mike is great! He always had a smile on his face(except when the Eagles were losing).
    We had great times at Marty’s house, Fatima carnivals, New Year Eve parties, the kids games, etc. Mike was a great person and we always had a fun time when he was around. I know everyone has wonderful memories of him! He is now your guardian angel and will be there for you always!

  • Deepest sympathy for your loss. Rest In Peace Murph🙏

  • So very sorry for your loss Karen, Vic, and the entire Murphy family. You are all in our prayers.
    The Sayers Family.

  • We know there are no words to soften the pain. We pray that your spirits will be touched by the surrounding love so healing can begin as Mike will always be in you hearts🙏🙏❤️

  • Rest In Peace my friend
    Love you

  • I am so heartbroken over Mike’s passing. I will miss his weekly visits to my office, his jokes, and seeing pictures of his grandkids and grand pups. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • Michael and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers that you will find peace and comfort within your lovely family, including Bailey. ~The Neffs.

  • Michael and Family: So sorry for your loss. Words will not lessen the pain but the good memories will help a little. I work with Michael at CASD. Take care Michael and here if you need anything. Prayers to all God Bless all of you.

  • I work with your son Michael at Coatesville Area School District. I wanted to send my condolences to Michael and his family on the loss of his Father. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your family at this difficult. We’re hear for you Michael if you need anything.

    God Bless,

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Mike was a great person.

  • Grace:
    When Marty told me about your loss, it was very sad to hear. Lorrie and I will keep your son, his family and you in our best thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest condolences. May God bless you and keep Michael in the palms of HIS hands… in His grace… until you see him again… for eternity.

  • Karen and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. My condolenses to all of you. RIP, Mike.