Mary MurphyMary Margaret (Peggy) Murphy of Woodbury, MN, passed away November 8, 2019. Peggy was born in Newark, Ohio in 1952 to Jerry and Etta Murphy. As one of five children, her strong family bonds solidified as they moved to ten different states and helped each other adjust to the change of home, friends, and schools. She cherished her role as favorite aunt to her many nieces and nephews as she cheered for them at sporting events, laughed with them at movie theaters, and spent holidays among them at the puzzle table. They remain grateful for how she taught them to handle life situations. Peggy maintained robust friendships from college, work, skiing, golf, and gambling. She was there when you needed her with a kind ear and a warm heart. She felt life was to be embraced and enjoyed finding humor in all things. Known to some as the “social ambassador,” Peggy was always happy and added fun to any situation. Peggy graduated from the University of Iowa and obtained her Master of Science degree in statistics from DePaul University. She worked at 3M for 45 years and circled the global several times. She enjoyed getting to know employees around the world while learning about their culture and seeking to understand their point of view. She loved training and served as a natural coach not only for her coworkers but also her friends. Peggy’s strong faith, generous spirit, and positive outlook were inspirational to her friends and family. Her wonderful smile, warm heart, and genuine laughter will be missed by all. A funeral mass will be held at the Church of the Assumption, 51 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN on December 18th. Visitation at 9 am and mass at 10 am. Internment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Catholic Charities (catholiccharitiesusa.org). Peggy was preceded in death by her father and mother, Jerry and Etta Murphy and her brother Jerry R. Murphy. Peggy will be remember by siblings: (Sheila) Murphy, Dan (Gayle) Murphy, John (LeAnn) Murphy, and Kathi (Stew) Smith, her nieces and nephews; Shannon (Dave) Maloney, Kate (Rob) Shaver, Jay (Michelle) Murphy, Matt (Allyson) Murphy, Nathan (Stacy) Murphy, Keegan (Tim) McGlashing, Conlan Murphy, Marietta and Evelyn Smith, and great nieces and nephews Shannon, Joey and Charlie Shaver, Danielle, Lauren and Natalie Murphy, Grayson Murphy, Molly and Kelsey Maloney and Isabella, William and Madelyn Murphy.
February 25, 1952 - November 8, 201902/25/195211/08/2019
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I am so lucky to have met Peggy during her jet-setting, globe encircling years at 3M. I traveled with Peggy in Asia and could always count on her open-mindedness, positive attitude, sense of humor, and warm smile. Long after we both hung up our platinum frequent flyer ca... Continue Reading
I am honored to call Peggy my friend and saddened by her sudden passing. My prayers go out to all of her family. God bless you Peggy. - Vickie Staudt
I worked with Peggy at 3M, Bedford Park and couldn't ask for a more beautiful friend. We shared a laugh filled lunch every day. Whenever she was in Chicago "our group" always got together for lunch and the laughter continued from where we left off. I'm going to miss he... Continue Reading