Sharon Marie Murphy | News, Sports, Jobs
HANCOCK – Sharon Marie Murphy, 73, passed away peacefully at Mayo Clinic, Saint Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota on June 21, 2021.
Sharon was born January 9, 1948, the eldest daughter of Weldon and Janet (Isola) DuLong. She attended Ahmeek Elementary School until the age of 9, then Saint Cecilia Catholic School and finally Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.
On February 18, 1966, Sharon married James Edwin Murphy of Lake Linden. They celebrated 54 years of marriage together. Their marriage blessed them with six children, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Sharon loved spending time with her family, she was deeply dedicated and supported them all.
In her early years she worked at Dreamland Bar and later at Houghton County Airport.
Some of his early hobbies included camping, boating, snowmobiling, and ceramics, although most of his years were spent raising and caring for his family.
Most of their years were spent in Copper Country, with the exception of six years in DePere, Wisconsin.
She was predeceased by her husband, James; parents, Weldon and Janet; stepdaughter, Michelle (James) Murphy, two sisters, Grace Corrigan and Patricia Mattfolk; and two brothers, Brian and Donald DuLong.
She is survived by her six children, James Murphy, Scott Murphy, Robert Murphy, Kerri (Michael) Luoma, Kelly (Brandon) Schroyer and Greg (Cora) Murphy; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Robert DuLong, Nancy (Francis) Bessner, Janet Hendrickson, Charlene Klein, Jaqueline Huuki and James DuLong.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff in the area and in St. Mary’s-Mayo for their excellent care and compassion for our mother during her treatment.
A celebration of his life for family and close friends will take place at a later date. Pearce Funeral Home in Lake Linden is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at pearcefuneralhome.com.