Emelie Murphy

Obituary of Emelie Murphy

Emelie  "Emmy" L. Murphy Murphy,  

Emelie  L. Emelie  L.  Murphy,  66  of  Keyport,  NJ,  passed  away  July  25, 2020, peacefully  in the  arms  of  her  2 daughters  at  her  home  due  to  complications  from  metastatic  breast  cancer.  Emelie  was  born and  raised  in the  Bronx NY , and  although she  moved  to  Staten Island  NY in 1980  and  lastly  Keyport  NJ in 2015, the  Bronx was  always  her  true  home  and  heart. Growing  up she  also    enjoyed  spending  summers  with her  family  in Massachusetts. Emmy, born and  raised  Irish  Catholic  ,  became  a  parishioner  of  Cross  of  Glory  Lutheran Church  in Aberdeen N.J. in  2015. Over  the  years  she  worked  at  both Staten Island  Yacht  Sales  as  well  as  Richmond  Tile  , both on Staten Island  . In  2004  she  decided  to  follow  her  heart  and  become  and  E.M.T. She  proudly worked  as  an   E.M.T. for  both On Time  Ambulance  and  the  Atlantic  Health Care    System  ,N.J. After  her  first  battle  with  breast  cancer  in  2014,  she  settled  in  to  a  new  position  as  Transport Liason  with  Atlantic  Health  until  her  passing.  She  spoke  so  fondly  and  lovingly  of  her  amazing coworkers  to  which they    nicknamed  " the  fishbowl" Throughout  her  life,  Emelie  shared  her  love  of  the  culinary  arts  with  all  of  her    family  and  friends. She  was  an amazing  cook  and  had  recently  planted  her  summer  herb  and  vegetable  garden . Emelie  loved  any  and  all  celebrations  with  family  and  friends  .Holidays  such  as  Christmas  and St.  Patricks  day  were  always  her  favorite  .  From  backyard  bbq's  or  just  nights  out  on  the  town, Emelie  could  always  be  found  with a  smile  on her  face  , dancing  with a  drink  in hand  and  living it  up.Emelie  loved  to  see  live  music  ,  concerts  and  local  bands. Emmy  was  a  true  wild  irish  rose with  a  love  of  tattoos  ,  motorcycles,  and  rock  and  roll  music. Emelie  also  had  a tremendous  love  of  the  ocean and  beach which was  a factor  in her  relocation to  what  she  lovingly  called  "  her  little  beach  house"  Emelie  loved  spending  time  in  her  beautiful front  flower  garden as  well,  which  she  stated  was  what  heaven would  look  like  . A true  animal  lover  ,she  rescued  many  dogs  and  cats  over  her  lifetime  . She  supported  a multitude  of  animal  sanctuary  and  rescue  groups  but  her  most  beloved  was  the  Endangered Wolf  Foundation. Emelie  had  a tremendous  sense  of  humor, a heart  full  of  kindness,  a  feisty  attitude,  and  a resilient  spirit.  She  was  a  true  warrior  in  her  cancer  journey  and  an  inspiration  to  so  many. Above  all  the  greatest  love  in  Emelies  life  were  her  two  daughters  . Her  daughters  state,  "She  was both  a mother  and  a best  friend  , she  was  our  life  and  our  everything"

Emelie  is  survived  by  daughters,  Jena  Murphy-Robidas  of  Manhattan  N.Y.and  Samantha Lutz-Tuzzio  of  Keyport  N.J.;  son  in  laws  ,  James  Robidas  and  Louis  Tuzzio  ;her  furbabies  Maggie Mae and  Nova and  her  grandpuppy Frankie  . She  held  the  hearts  of  many  friends  and  coworkers including  her  closest,  Bill  Lutz,  Denise  Petrie  Gallagher  and  Ruthann  Wiseman.

Wake and  services  by  Pastor  Gary  Costa will  be  held  Tuesday  July  28, 2020  , 6  p.m. to  9  p.m. A private  cremation  will  take  place  at  a  later  date.  In  lieu  of  flowers,  the  family  requests donations  to  be  made  in Emelies  name  to  The  Endangered  Wolf  Center www.endangeredwolfcenter.org

Arrangements  were  entrusted  to  Posten McGinley  Funeral  Home  59  E  Lincoln Ave, Atlantic Highlands  NJ,  07716.

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