SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Helen (Harper) Murphy, 75, passed away after a long illness on July 21, 2015. She was born on Sept. 14, 1939, the daughter of Leslie and Hazel (Hallett) Harper.
She varnished boats for many years and later in life she spent winters in Florida.
She had a love for the outdoors, especially gardening and birds. She also loved her cats Missy Pie and Bob.
She is survived by her sons, Ernest of Southwest Harbor, Dean and his partner Elizabeth of Eastbrook, and Eddie and his wife, Lorrie, of Bass Harbor; her grandchildren Carly, Katie, Dustin and Katrina and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, her two brothers Herbert and Robert Harper, and her husband Ernest (Billy) Murphy.
Her family would like to thank all the staff at the Sonogee Rehabilitation & Living Center in Bar Harbor.
A private remembrance of her life will be held at a later date.