Mildred Hermiller Murphy
October 5, 1920—December 6, 2022
Mildred Murphy passed away at the age of 102. Born in Glandorf, Ohio to Louis and Mary Hermiller, Midge was one of six children.
She left Ohio to live in Chicago for several years, before returning to Ohio to complete her Registered Nurse’s training at St. Rita’s Hospital. She then moved to Santa Monica where she met and married Harold Murphy, an aerospace engineer. They made their home in West Covina, where they raised their children.
After Harold died of cancer in 1977, she continued to work as a surgical nurse, and learned to be a keen and proficient investor, a skill she delighted in passing on to her grandchildren.
Following her retirement, Midge traveled broadly, always interested in visiting new places and meeting new people. She cultivated friends wherever she went. An avid gardener, cookie baker, and practitioner of varied crafts from quilting to beadwork, Midge’s home was always filled with her beautiful creations.
She was an active parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Covina and, after relocating to Newport Beach in 2015, at Our Lady Queen of Angels, where she was especially active in the Rosary Makers Guild.
She is survived by her children Patricia (John) Lamb, David (Valerie) Murphy, and Gregory (Chantal) Murphy, and her grandchildren, Stephen, Sarah, Alexandra, Kate, and Olivia.
The Funeral Mass for Midge will take place at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church, Newport Beach, on December 19 at 10:30 am. For those who wish, donations may be made in her name to the Our Lady Queen of Angels Pipe Organ Fund.
- Date & Time: December 19, 2022 (10:30 AM)
- Venue: Our Lady Queen Of Angels Catholic Church
- Location: 2046 Mar Vista Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 - (Get Directions)
- Date & Time: December 19, 2022 (2:00 PM)
- Venue: Queen Of Heaven Cemetery
- Location: 2161 S. Fullerton Rd. Rowland Heights, CA 91748 - (Get Directions)
Our Lady Queen Of Angels Pipe Organ Fund
- Address: 2046 Mar Vista Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660