Merle R. Penha-Murphy Dies at 76

Merle R. Penha-Murphy

Merle R. Penha-Murphy, 76, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands passed away unexpectedly in Hyattsville, Md., after complications from a motor vehicle accident. Her spirit will continue to live in the hearts of those who loved her.

The funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 19, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Anna’s Retreat. There will be a viewing the morning of the service from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be in Western Cemetery No. 1.

She is survived by her husband, Lamont Murphy; daughter, Dr. Erica Jarrett- Murrill; brother, Ivor Penha; sisters: Dianne Tyson,  Aloma (Lomie) Barnabas,  Judy P. Rohan, Maxine P. Turnbull and Dianne Penha-Smith; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Expressions of sympathy to the family may be made online at Professional services have been entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services., 3815 Crown Bay, Ste 10, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802.