Rita B. Murphy

Rita B. Murphy, 81 of Ridgefield, CT and Wellfleet, MA, died on Thursday. December 22, 2011 at Danbury Hospital.

Rita Murphy was the wife of the late Charles Robert Murphy.

Rita was born in Stamford, CT, August 9, 1930, a daughter of the late Pasquale and Katherine (Bruno) Battinelli. She attended Stamford schools and graduated from Stamford High School-Class of 1949 and married Charles Robert Murphy in 1952.

Rita worked as an administrative assistant with Data Switch.

Rita enjoyed life and lived for her 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, cooking for her family, and best can be remembered for her personality, smile and always being there her family. Rita’s words of wisdom “Walk Proud, Speak Up, Live Life”

A resident of Ridgefield for the past fifty-three years, she was a member of Founders Hall of Ridgefield and Sacred Heart Parish of Georgetown, CT.

Mrs. Murphy is survived by three sons. Shaun P. Murphy and his wife, Holly of West Simsbury, CT, Kelly R. Murphy and his wife, Mary of East Falmouth, MA and Brian F.R. Murphy and his wife, Pamela of Bethel, CT; two daughters, Sheila M. Orr and her husband, Tripp of Dover, NH and Katy E. Bess and her husband, Jody of West Barnstable, MA; a brother, Pasquale Battinelli and his wife, Gloria of Stamford, CT; fifteen grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Murphy was predeceased by two brothers, Carl Battinelli and Ralph Battinelli and by two sisters, Ann Zaccagnino and Ursula Rich

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

There will be no calling hours.

Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield is in charge of arrangements.

Send Your Condolences to the Family





Jowdy Kane and Kane Funeral Homes