Patricia Anne Murphy

Trish3Patricia Anne Murphy (Trish) of Seattle, Washington passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2015, she was 55 years old. She was born in Queens, NY to Agnes A Murphy and the late Frank J Murphy.

She attended Holy Spirit Catholic grammar school in New Hyde Park, NY. Her family moved to Florida and she graduated from Lake Brantley High School in Longwood, Florida in 1978. After receiving her Physician’s Assistant Degree from the University of Florida she found her life’s calling as a PA for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, Children’s Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Trish1Alliance. In her spare time, she mentored a Girl Scout troop for special needs teens , taught snow skiing to handicapped children, and created beautiful jewelry and other crafts. She loved her family, her patients, her darling cats Chloe and Zorro, and the University of Florida Gators.

She is survived by her mother and brothers, Thomas and Frank Murphy, Frank’s wife Karen, and her beloved nieces and nephew along with many precious cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Barton Family Funeral Service 11630 Slater Ave NE #1a Kirkland, WA 98034 on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 6-8 pm. A private memorial mass will be held in Altamonte Springs, FL at a later date.



In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider a donation to a cause that was so very important to Trish: The Ladybug house, a non – profit, and palliative and hospice house for children and their families. Donations can be made at

2 Responses to “Patricia Anne Murphy”

  • Eileen Cardinal Charles says:

    Rest in peace my beautiful cousin. You made a world of difference in so many lives. I will carry your love and spirit with me. Sending love, prayers and my deep sympathies to Aunt Agnes and cousins Frank, Karen and Tom, nieces Lauren and Claire and nephew Ryan, and all who loved Trish. xox Cousin Eileen

  • Ann Lipkin says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Trish for many years at Seattle Children’s Hospital on the inpatient service taking care of the pediatric bone marrow transplant patients. She worked very hard to take good care of her patients. I particularly enjoyed her sense of humor, her work ethic, and her committment to her patients in our work life together. In our personal lives she was amazingly creative: with stunning card designs, art, her yard, cooking Corned Beef on St Patty’s Day to name just a few… I am sorry that I can’t be at the memorial but I am thinking of Trish, her family and everyone else who was lucky enough to call her a friend or colleague. Trish, you will be missed by many. Love, Ann Lipkin

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