He also was a longtime volunteer at Turner Fire and Rescue.
He enjoyed hunting, family horses, working in the woods and was a real outdoorsman.
Following cremation, her ashes will be scattered in accordance with her wishes. He loved the babies, small kids of the church and neighborhood and loved watching them grow and change.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta. He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Jeffrey Murphy and his wife, Joyce, of Strong; daughters, Eileen Gondron of The Woodlands, Texas, and Maureen Wheeler and husband, Charles, of Hartford; brother, Larry D.
She reveled in all of life's details: reading, cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening, playing with children, crossword puzzles, music, dance, and theater.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Augusta Rehabilitation Center and Beacon Hospice for the great care and affection shown to Wini, and to Dr. At Wini's request, there will be no funeral service. Murphy Jr., 80, died at his home on the Berry Road in Hartford, on Friday, April 10, after a long illness. He enjoyed kennel club meetings and dog shows, especially when one of the two family dogs were in it.
Murphy and companion, Dianne Gallant of Rumford; sister, Beverly Beeler and husband, Don of Portland; grandchildren, Christopher Gondron and his wife, Marla, of Austin, Texas, Brandy Hayes and husband, Adam, of The Woodlands, Texas, Megan Gondron of Conroe, Texas, Darby Murphy of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mariah Dailey of Hartford and Canton; step granddaughter, Heather Huish and husband, David, of Farmington; great-granddaughter, Alexis Hayes of The Woodlands, Texas; and step great-granddaughters, Zoe and Gretchen Huish of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews. Pettipas, 65, of Turner, died on April 11, at the Hospice House, with his loving family by his side.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Richard. He was born on May 1, 1943, in Lewiston, the son of Raymond and June (Eveleth) Pettipas.
She later ventured to Boston, and eventually Hartford, CT where she was a Quality Assurance Inspector for Pratt & Whitney. Next, Lorna moved to Randolph, ME where she and her husband built a home.
The pair operated a boarding home for Veteran's who were adjusting to civilian life.
Gabe was predeceased by her parents, her husband John L. Gabe is survived by her daughter, Louise Spugnardi of Pueblo, Colorado, and, her son, John L. and his wife Judy, of Readfield; her sisters Marcelle Grenier, Pauline Dumont, and Simone Lemay; her grandchildren, Ann Chouinard, Donna Holly, Rick Spugnardi, Cindy Paine, Jessica Parent, Lena Parent, and Nicholas Asselin; her great grandchildren, Anna, Ella, Abigail, Amelia, Ben, Rose, and Alex; nieces and nephews, Rita, Monique, Connie, Terry, Cecile, Karen, Randy, Scott, Jennifer, Dawn, Chris, Julie, Jiggs, Tina, Josh, Pauline, and Shannon; very special friends, Guilda, Terry, and Diane, and her pool buddies, Frank, Audrey, and Carroll.