Helen "Judy" Judith (Essig) Murphy

June 23, 1936 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 84)


Helen Judith Murphy, 84, of Harbor Springs, Michigan died peacefully in her home on May 21, 2021.  Known to all as Judy, she was born on June 23, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan to Robert and Helen Essig. Judy attended Birmingham High School and Michigan State before beginning her life adventure of work, marriage and children.  Proceeded in death by her husband Lou, Judy leaves behind 3 sons, Marc, Chris and Peter, along with 5 grandchildren (Meghan, Michael,  Max, Holland and Eva).

Judy was a treasured friend to all who knew her.  Kindness, humor and compassion were just a few of her noted qualities. In all the best ways, Judy was a true lady. As a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a relative and much more she will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Monday, July 12 from 2-4pm at the Inn at Bay Harbor in Petoskey, MI.

In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to The Parkinsons' Foundation.

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Celebration of Life
July 12, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Inn At Bay Harbor
3600 Village Harbor Dr
Bay Harbor, MI 49770
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