Welcome to the memorial page for

Michael Bourke Murphy

January 29, 1993 ~ September 16, 2016 (age 23)

Michael Bourke Murphy, 23, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016.  He was born in Jacksonville, Florida to Robert William Murphy and Heidi Ziegler Murphy. Michael had a love for animals and worked for Sweet Paws Dog Day Spa. He received his CNA and was passionate for the care of the handicapped. A true free spirit that will be missed by his family, friends, and all that touched his life. At the time of his passing, Michael was sober and happy in  recovery.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 7:00 pm at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. With a final 23 balloon release in his memory.

He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Heidi Ziegler Murphy of Raleigh and Robert William Murphy (Kathy) of Florida; sisters, Tara Howell (Michael) of Ga; maternal grandmother, Jean Delorenzo Ziegler of Alexandria, Va; paternal grandparents, Elaine Murphy and Tim Murphy both of NY; step-brother, Jesse Forrester; uncles, Dr. Scott Ziegler (Gina), and Dr. Louis Ziegler, Steve, Timmy; aunts: Linda, Elaine and host of special friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made Nash Health Care Foundation C/O Hope Initiative 2416 Profession Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, Tax Id# 31-1802814.

Condolences to the family may be sent to under Obituaries.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Nash Health Care Foundation C/O Hope Initiative
2416 Profession Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27804

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
September 21, 2016

7:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel
944 Old Knight Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

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