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Sylvia J Murphy
1938 2024

Sylvia J Murphy

August 23, 1938 — February 26, 2024

Sylvia J. Murphy, 85, of De Pere, passed away on February 26, 2024.

She was born on August 23, 1938 to Dr. Charles and Genevieve (Kuess) Picard in Bemidji, MN. She was a Choir Director for the Lena School District for 40 plus years, but she helped assist in any area where she was needed. She helped sort through the different decades of Lena School District yearbooks in her retirement years. She enjoyed assisting with the District's fundraising events. There are not enough words to describe the amount of dedication and love she had for the school district and her students.

She passionately loved fishing. She also loved growing flowers and gardening. She recently discovered knitting and would donate knitted hats to the local shelters. She enjoyed nature - including feeding birds, eagle watching and deer spotting. She also spent her time watching the Packer's games and went to a few Green Bay Gambler's games. She also loved going to the Kids From WI and Doctors in Recital plays.

Sylvia is survived by her boyfriend, Larry Borley; loving daughter, Jessica (William) Murphy-Smith; granddaughter, Jacquelyn Picard; grandson, Jared Smith; great-granddaughter, Taelynn Veker; brothers: Dr. Charles W (Carol) Picard and Albert "Greg" (Lisa) Picard; sister-in-law, Cora Picard; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Ellen Picard; brother, John Vincent Picard; and niece, Shelly Picard.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals, Receptions, 340 S. Monroe Ave, Green Bay. A visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M until the time of the funeral service. Officiating is Sister Helen.

Sylvia's service will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time. Click Here to view the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the American Kidney Fund - Click Here to donate online.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the Fox River DaVita Dialysis for almost nine years of passionate care for Sylvia. They also would like to thank the St. Vincent Hospital Staff -especially Dr. AJ for his great care and holding her hands during the prayers that he did at Sylvia's side- and Unity Hospice.

Sylvia will forever be remembered as a very loving and selfless caregiver. She was truly a warrior. When people came into her life, they became family to her. She wanted to soak up life to the fullest capacity and her generosity knew no bounds - even until the end. She was and will be a living legacy. She has left an imprint on our lives that can't be filled and will be forever missed.

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Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

340 South Monroe Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54301

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Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

340 South Monroe Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54301

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