BARRY-MURPHY – Catherine Ellen (Katie)

Born on June 7, 1964. Passed away December 20, 2020.

Passed away peacefully after a short illness at LRH on the 20th of December 2020 aged 56.

Loved sister of Margaret, John, Denis (Dec), Hugh, Joe (Dec), and Claire.

Loved Aunt of Rebecca, and Great Aunt of Olivia.

Devoted Friend of Lucky.


Funeral Notice
The Funeral for  Catherine (Katie) Barry- Murphy will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 6 Ollerton Ave Moe, on Wednesday (30th December 2020) commencing at 11am

At the conclusion of this Service the Funeral will leave for the Yallourn Cemetery.

The funeral for Katie will also be live streamed, To view the livestream, please click here.
  1. Your smiling face will be missed by many around the office.

    Deepest sympathies to your friends and family. May you now Rest In Peace.

    Lisa Prior December 21, 2020
  2. Our dearest Katie.

    I am devastated to think you are gone. Your kindness, intelligence, sense of humour and beautiful soul are unmatched.

    I am so grateful to have memories of chats about Simon O’Donnell, Sunline, my kids, cricket, footy, tennis, basketball, animals, trivia, puzzles, news headlines, animals and so many other silly little things.

    The joy in your face when I was pregnant with Nathan and I let you feel him ‘kicking’ me in response to your voice, will stay with me forever. You had the first cuddle of him when we came to work after his birth and chuckled when he snuggled in to sleep and I wouldn’t let anyone else take him from you. ‘Aunty Katie’ to my boys, always taking such an interest in what they were up to.

    Katie, you really were one of a kind and I was happy to have known you as a work mate, but most importantly, for you to have accepted me as a friend.

    Love you forever,

    Jo, Nath and Luke Britt

    Joanne Britt December 21, 2020
  3. Katie,

    A beautiful woman with a smile to melt hearts, a quick wit and brilliant mind.

    I cannot imagine the world without you, just being there, ready for a catch up whenever I’m back in Gippsland. Ready for a gossip and cuppa.

    Taken too early, I hope you had no pain and are now somewhere you can continue winning footy tipping competitions.

    Never forgotten

    Janine Webb December 21, 2020
  4. Katie, you will be very much missed. You were an amazing person and always made time to have a chat. You have grown your angel wings & the office won’t be the same without you. Fly high miss Katie, we will meet again.

    Katie Spencer December 22, 2020
  5. Katie…..many people have walk in and out of our life, but only true friends leave footprints in our heart. You are one of my true friends….over the years, we have shared so much. Work will never be the same. Your smile, wit and trivia knowledge, laugh and the grammar Queen. Your generosity amazing and your love of all creatures great and small….I guess your passing has made me realize that life it self can change in a blink of an eye.
    You have touched the lives of so many, and will always be remembered my friend as part of my family… easy Katie I will miss you xxx

    Gina Davidson December 22, 2020
  6. Katie left a footprint of loving memories in my life. A caring, loving person. Another angel gone too soon.

    Geraldine O’Connell December 23, 2020
  7. Gorgeous Katie

    When I met you, you made me feel like we’d known each other forever and that I’d instantly made a friend for life! Pity that life was not much much longer.

    Your love of conversation, your friends and family and for Max and Lucky and all animals will be part my fondest memories.

    I could write an essay on you and the friendship you gave me… but instead I’ll sum it up with these words (which are just the tip of the iceberg): smiling, laughing, joking, loving, funny, caring, kind, generous, loving, CHEEKY.. above all cheeky!!

    I’ll never forget, when for a joke and bit of fun, I’d sing to you the song “Maybe Katie”….. and you’d just roll your eyes and say “you idiot!”

    Thank you for your friendship Gorgeous… you’ll forever be in my heart!


    Rae Riley December 23, 2020
  8. Our beautiful friend Katie,

    You will be very missed, you became family to us all.
    Your big heart and kind soul and your extra love for all our animals.
    So many of our fur babies who have passed would have been there waiting for you and I know you will take good care of them all up there and they will give you the biggest hugs. I will miss all the cute photos and videos of animals you would send me and the chats about TV shows.

    All our love, we will miss you so much.
    Love you always xx

    Love Rach & Trent

    Rachel Davidson December 23, 2020
  9. Katie, you will be greatly missed. You always had a story to tell and footy grand final day will never be the same at our house. Your devotion to Lucky was a joy to see and I know she will miss you. we all will

    Marg & Rob Boothman December 24, 2020
  10. Miss Katie,
    The office won’t be the same without you there. You had a smile for everyone and always happy for a chat to brighten someone’s day. Although your stories were never short ones they showed the love you had for friends, family and the pets in your life and the ones you adopted. I am honoured to have met you, worked with you and for a short time be part of your stories.
    Rest peacefully

    Jackie Webster

    Jackie Webster December 24, 2020
  11. Katie, no matter the day you would smile through it, & cheer everyone. I was privileged to work with you & call you my friend. You will be greatly missed

    lynn ormond Belton December 26, 2020
  12. You were not just a colleague you were my source of knowledge, motivation, chats and laughs. Though I cannot see you, you will always stay alive and smiling in my memories. Rest In Peace.

    Lorraine Price December 29, 2020
  13. Katie you were an amazing friend and colleague for 23 years. We had some fabulous times and your laugh was so infectious and your snort always made me laugh with you. You brighten up my day even when you corrected my for saying things wrong. You were a beautiful friend and when you went away my heart broke in two, but in my heart their will never be another you like you my dear friend Baz!. Always in my heart and memories, The office will not be the same and I will miss our chats about our fur babies. Rest in peace and until we meet again Baz!

    Tracey & Mick

    Tracey Azlin December 30, 2020
  14. Dearest Katie,

    The office will just not be the same without you. Always up for a chat and a laugh. You will be missed greatly.

    Rach Shaw

    Rachel Shaw December 30, 2020
  15. Dear Katie I have worked with since you were 19-20 years of age. You were always a good friend. You also had a story to tell, some were short and some were long. Whenever you had car trouble and needed a ride I would get a message or call asking if you would get a lift. In these times you what happened to your from start to the very end. I will miss you as a friend. I will miss our chats. Sorry I am not able to attend today. Rest in peace beautiful lady.

    Judy Buckton December 30, 2020
  16. Your smiling face and caring nature will never be forgotten. Katie you were one of a kind. We will miss you so much. Rest in peace.

    Luke Butterworth

    Luke Butterworth December 30, 2020
  17. Dear Katie You will be missed by many, many people whose lives were made brighter for knowing you. I will treasure my memories of trivia at the top pub. You are now at Peace. My thoughts to your family and many dear friends & work chi colleagues.

    Janet Caldwell December 30, 2020
  18. Katie you were a beautiful big hearted woman. I’ll miss our chats, your smile and positivity. Going back to the office without you will not be the same nor will trivia nights where you were always the smartest in the room.

    Amanda Ashton December 30, 2020
  19. Katie. I will miss the tea room chats and stories and about how your newest guide dog puppy is coming along. Always with a smile and time for everyone our workplace will not be the same. Condolences to your family. Rest easy Katie BM

    Belinda Soppe December 30, 2020
  20. Katie. I will miss the tea room chats and stories and about how your newest guide dog puppy is coming along. Always with a smile and time for everyone our workplace will not be the same. Condolences to your family. Rest easy Katie BM

    Belinda Soppe December 30, 2020
  21. Katie, your banter with me around the office will definitely be missed. Fly high and rest easy Katie xx

    Maria Albanese December 30, 2020
  22. Katie you were a special friend. We shared a love of crosswords and trivia. I will always remember our roadtrips to Melbourne to see the Magic and then theTitans. It started as the two of us and then included Rebecca and my mum, and then Kelly and Jodie. We had so much fun and many late nights. Your laugh was infectious, and you were always surrounded by people who loved you. You were taken way too soon but will forever be remembered by those whose lives you have touched. You are reunited with your fur babies and I know you will look after Rocky as well. Forever in our hearts. Mel and Wayne xx

    Melinda Stanley December 30, 2020
  23. It is so sad to lose a younger sister, but today I was enlightened to find what wonderful friends u made in your working life, Rae Gina especially,. What truly lifelong friends u made.not to mention your other co- workers.
    I will truly miss u much…

    Claire Tunsted December 30, 2020
  24. What a lovely service, my sincere condolences

    Vera Forrest (nee Barry-Murphy), Ireland December 31, 2020
  25. I was so sorry to hear of this, only finding out today. We were long-time facebook friends, through a shared love of music – SongPop, scrabble (Words With Friends) and Trivia (Trivia Crack)
    Also we both worked for DHS.

    Condolences to her siblings, nieces, extended family and friends, and of course her workmates, who obviously cared so much for her.

    Andrew Thomas January 10, 2021