Ruth Murphy


Ruth Murphy 90, died from a short illness on Aug. 2, 2019, at MDI Hospital. She was born Jan. 26, 1929 in McKinley, the daughter of Charles and Evie (Ott) Gott.

Ruth graduated from Pemetic High School in Southwest Harbor. Ruth married Maitland Murphy after high school. She was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness in 1952. Ruth was a loyal member and spent much of her time helping and giving to others.

Ruth is survived by her three sons; Gary Murphy and wife, Carol, of Bangor. Mark Murphy and wife, Laurie, of Putnam, Conn., Charles Murphy and wife, Niki, of Las Vegas; daughter Angela Murphy of Webster, Mass.; 11 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Maitland Murphy.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bar Harbor Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses; P.O. Box 480, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

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