Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy, 33, passed away in his home in Nevada on May 10, 2022.  His death was unexpected and far too soon. He had a gentle soul, a kind heart and a one of a kind laugh that will be remembered.

Matt was born in Gilroy, CA on July 18, 1988 to parents Dennis and Patricia Murphy. He was the youngest of four children. After the passing of his mother in 2004, he moved to Iowa with his father. He graduated from Jefferson Scranton High School in 2007 and continued on to Iowa State University where he earned a degree in construction engineering. 

Matt purchased a home in 2013 in Nevada where he lived with his dog, Bartley. Bartley meant the world to him.

Matthew was preceded in death by his parents Dennis and Patricia Murphy.  He is survived by his sisters Deana, Erin and Jamie. 

Traditional Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon the fields and

until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

 Matthew’s family will hold graveside services at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson with a reception to follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parrish Hall.

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