We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bridgewater Funeral Home
Martha E. Murphy, 66, of Manville, New Jersey passed away Sunday, August 29th, 2021. She was born in Summit, New Jersey on November 5th, 1954. Mrs. Murphy was raised in Randolph, New Jersey but spent most of her life in Ormond Beach, Florida where she studied to be a nail technician at Daytona Beach Community College. She continued on to help her mother manage the Petrock/ Tomoka Motel, Tomoka Italian Restaurant and Tomoka Pub in Ormond Beach, Florida. In 1996, she moved back to New Jersey to raise her family. Mrs. Murphy enjoyed gardening, spending time with her family and dear friends, especially getting to spoil her grandchildren. She felt most at home in her garden, sharing the fruits of her labor and when able to make a delicious meal for the people she cared so deeply about.
Mrs. Murphy is survived by her beloved children; son, Jonathan Meslar of Manville, NJ and daughter, Tiffany Perez (Murphy) of Alpena, MI. She leaves three grandchildren, Alynna Perez, Ayden Perez and Kiara Cook; her cherished nieces & nephews Belinda Michaux, Kristen Ridall, Michael Blaney, Liam Blaney, Ellary Blaney; sister, Beverly Meslar and brother, Marston Ridall and many loving friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date which will be determined by the family. For now, they ask that you plant a tree or garden in memory of Mrs. Martha Murphy.