Kristin Marr Murphy, loved social relationships

May 22, 2023

Kristin Marr Murphy of Milton passed away with loved ones supporting her Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Christiana Hospital in Christiana. After many years of battling cancer, her heart and strong will to live could no longer sustain her.

Born in 1972 at Cafritz Hospital in Washington, D.C., Kristin was the daughter of Diane Stonesifer, currently Bair, and Thomas Bradley. She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and graduated from Crossland High School in 1989.

After graduation, Kristin moved to North Carolina where she briefly attended college and then began her career in accounting. During her years of employment, Kristin worked in the Raleigh/Greensboro, N.C. area for several automobile dealerships and other industries using her skills in finance.

Kristin’s love of social relationships was evident in her choices of pastimes. She was a longtime member of a pool team in North Carolina whose successes provided opportunities for travel to Las Vegas to compete in national championships. Her creative talents were evident in her enjoyment of beading uniquely designed bracelets, which usually became gifts for her family and friends. Wherever she went, Kristin made connections with people who soon became close friends. These friendships helped to encourage her through her many medical ordeals.

Kristin is survived by her son, Ryan Connor Lowe; her mother, Diane S. Bair (Mike); her partner, Fred Daley; her godmother, Lois Hobbs; and other loving family members. She is also survived by her special companion, Luna, her dog, who was always by her side.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 23, at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 2 p.m.

Donations to honor Kristin’s life may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284 ( or Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (, 1615 L St. NW, Suite 430, Washington, DC 20036.

Visit Kristin’s Life Memorial webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at

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