On November 8, 2021, JoAnn Irene Murphy (Litz), age 80, was welcomed home by her Lord, surrounded by family.
Born December 31, 1940 in Watertown, NY, she spent the second half of her life in Gulfport, FL.
She is predeceased by her true love of 65 years, Donald Murphy; daughter, Sharon; and sister, Joyce.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan; son, Raymond; three grandchildren, Sean (Katey), Beth (Anders), and Allison; two great-grandchildren, Avery and Emmett; two sisters, Donna and Elaine and a brother-in-law, George.
A devoted member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport, FL for over 20 years, she was dedicated to helping others through the work of Sisters of St. Ann, volunteering, and her great generosity.
This was most evident in the way she welcomed everyone into her life. She was an angel on Earth to each life she touched.
JoAnn was a strong and fierce woman of faith and she looked forward to the day she would meet her Savior face-to-face.
Services for JoAnn will be held November 19th at 2 pm at St. Martin de Porres Parish at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Churchville, NY and on December 6th at 11 am at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport, FL.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations in JoAnn’s memory be made to either church mentioned above. w26506829901