Madeline L. Murphy, 80

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BRUNSWICK — Madeline L. Murphy, 80, of Brunswick, died March 14 in Sharpsburg, Ga., with her family by her side.

She was born April 16, 1932, in Chelsea, the daughter of Harry E. and Bertha Markham Heath and attended Chelsea schools.

She married Ivan Ellsworth Murphy in Phippsburg on Aug. 26, 1970. He died March 8, 2006.

Murphy founded the Brunswick Assemblies of God Church. She and her husband ministered to several churches in the Brunswick area, and traveled throughout New England with their children as The Murphy Family and The Singing Murphys. Her love for the Lord pervaded her life as a loving mother and wife.

She was predeceased by five brothers, Fred Heath, Walter Heath, Roy Heath, Harry Heath Jr. and Roger Heath; and a sister, Orrena Littlefield.

She is survived by a son, Rodney Alan Smith, and his wife, Lori, of Pittston, Pa.; a
daughter, Kaelin Cynthia Ann Murphy of Sharpsburg, Ga.; a brother, Kenneth
Heath, and his wife, Susan, of Topsham; three sisters, Hazel Sylvester, of South
Paris, Edna Griffin, of Auburn, and Helen Poore, of Brunswick; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Wednesday at the Brackett Funeral Home in Brunswick.

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