Rosanna "Rose" (Porter) Murphy

November 27, 1929 ~ June 19, 2022 (age 92)


Rosanna Murphy

North Sydney

Rosanna (Porter) Murphy, age 92 passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at her home in North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Rose was born on Fox Island, Newfoundland in November of 1929.  She left Fox Island at the age of 15 for Port Aux Basques. While there she worked for two families before moving to North Sydney. She met her husband Melvin and was married at the age of 19. She was a stay at home Mom until Alma and Elizabeth were old enough to fend for themselves. That wasn’t so hard as their Dad worked next door to the house. She worked first at Alteen’s Jewellers and then Jacobson’s Ladies Wear.

Rose loved to laugh, enjoyed sharing Chinese food and ice cream with Bronsen and Brighton, and playing cards, especially crib.  If you cheated at cards she may not have said anything but she knew.  A good cup of tea made her day. 

Rose is survived by her daughter Elizabeth, sisters Edna Gale, Alma Porter, Georgina (Keltie) Osmond, Annie Kerns and many cousins and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin, daughter Alma, her parents Hannah Belle and Edwin Porter and sister Beulah Keeping.

A funeral service for Rose will be held at 11:00 am Friday at W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney, with Rev. Stephen Mills officiating.  Burial to follow at Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Matthew Wesley United Church.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by leaving a message on the tribute wall of the obituary at


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Funeral Service
June 24, 2022

11:00 AM
W.J. Dooley Funeral Home Chapel
107 Pleasant Street
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9

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