Maeve Eileen Murphy, beloved daughter of Michael and Linda Murphy of West Chester, passed away unexpectedly on August 10th, 2018. With her parents, Maeve leaves behind her two loving sisters, Nora and Kate Murphy. She is survived by her grandparents Larry and Eileen Murphy, of Hilton Head, SC and James and Eileen Seton, of Lancaster, PA, her many aunts and uncles: Karen and Tom Harris, Lori and Leo Fitzsimon, Brian Murphy, Carol Seton, Bill and Amy Seton, Bob and Gina Seton, and Dave Seton. Maeve is also survived by her beloved cousins: Molly, Claire, and Timothy Harris, Aidan, Bridget, Kieran and Brendan Fitzsimon, Neve, Mary, and Sean Murphy, Rory Seton, Madeline and Jack Seton, Jennings and Teagan Seton, Maggie and Maura Seton, and her dog, Macie. Maeve also leaves so many grieving friends including Heather Schneider, Alicia Hennessey, Erin Fountain, Jordyn Saper, Ellen Johnson, Emily Bingaman, and Adam Weiland and many, many more - too numerous to mention.
Maeve graduated from SS Philip and James parochial school in 2010, from Bishop Shanahan High School in 2014, and is a recent graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude and had recently passed her nursing licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse. Maeve was excited to begin her career as a nurse and her goal was to go on to graduate school to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. While at Clemson she was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority.
Maeve lived life to the fullest. While at Clemson, she loved going to the football games and being a part of her sorority. She loved working at the local plasma center while holding down a full school course load and maintaining an active social life. She treasured her friends back in PA and this summer picked right back up with regular nights out for trivia, wing night, tennis, and trail walks with her friends, and trips to the shore..
Maeve was an avid snowboarder and one of her life highlights was meeting Shaun White. She also liked to hike, wakeboard, kayak, and surf. She loved Hilton Head and considered it her second home. Maeve spent several summers working on HIlton Head where she also met many special friends. She loved the beach.
Maeve loved music and going to concerts with her friends. Maeve also loved to travel. Some of her travel highlights were family trips to Colorado/Utah, Italy, Ireland, Canada, and a trip with the Clemson Nursing Global Health Certificate Program to Ollantaytambo, Peru. She was planning a trip to Ireland next week to attend a family wedding.
Maeve had a smile that lit up every room. She was vibrant, thoughtful and helpful, Beautiful inside and out. She was independent and driven and had many goals for her future. She will be missed by all that knew her. She was a bright shining light that was extinguished too soon.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Clemson University Foundation
School of Nursing Global Certificate Fund
110 Daniel Drive
Clemson, SC 29631