Shirley Elizabeth Murphy of South Amboy, NJ passed away peacefully at home on June 4, 2021. She was 93 years old. She was born in New Brunswick, NJ on June 14, 1927, grew up in Milltown, NJ, and moved to Spotswood, NJ after marriage. She was employed by the Spotswood office of PNC Bank for 30 years until her retirement. Shirley was a member of the Immaculate Conception Columbiettes of Spotswood and a member of the Spotswood Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary. She was an avid reader, loved beach trips Down the Shore, and cherished every minute she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her first husband Steven Krumka, second husband Michael Murphy, and grandson Steven Krakowski; Shirley is survived by daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Edward Krakowski of Pensacola, FL; son and daughter-in-law Steve Kumka, Jr. and wife Kathleen of Sanford, ME; daughter and son-in-law Mary and Wayne Fiorino of North Brunswick, NJ; daughter Barbara Styles and her partner Pete Pizer of South Amboy, NJ; twelve grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and cousin Arlene Mowery of Milltown.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday 4-8pm at the Bronson and Guthlein Funeral Home of Milltown, NJ. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, Milltown followed by interment at the Spotswood Reformed Church Cemetery.
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