Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Susan Murphy Milano

Please feel free to share your thoughts and remembrances of this brave warrior.


Anonymous said...

Truly a lovely lady and a great loss to women and children. God rest your sweet soul, Susan.

Thank you Delilah, for all you did for Susan. May the angels sing to you, and protect you.

A friend.

Amaleen6 said...

I hope her son came forward and reconciled with her before it was too late. Forever is a long time.

Anonymous said...

I wondered about that too Amaleen. Also her sister. Very sad, that Susan had such a horrible terminal disease with little to no help from the medical profession; but to add close-kin family stress on top of it is beyond words.

It's not a time to take grudges to the grave no matter what unpleasantries might have happened in the past. How very stressful, which is the worst thing one can do to another in the depths of fighting cancer.

I think sometimes our families expect too much from us, especially when they are so accustomed to us doing everything for them, then when we have another important matter we have to take care of and can't be there for them every minute they become selfish of our time and blame us.
Whatever happened, I'm so sorry she had to experience these issues.

I can only see her as a kind and loving person, willing to encourage and fight to the end for abused women everywhere. That takes a very strong person, also a very loving, unselfish and giving person, whose willing to give her life and all of her strength and energy to others to try to help them save their lives. I can't imagine that she wouldn't have been the same person towards her own family, nor do I believe it.

Above all, I do hope they came forward in the end, but even if they didn't she's in a better place and in the arms of Jesus now. Our struggles and hard work on this earth does not go unrewarded. RIP Susan Murphy Milano.

Yukari said...

Another good person gone much too soon. May she rest in peace.

Jennifer Wallace said...

I loved her site. I found it at a very difficult time in my life and read it daily. Peaceful journey Susan.

Anonymous said...

One day when our Creator was feeling all alone,
he called upon his chosen few and gathered them around.
He said, I need a special friend, and this someone must be found.
So on and on they searched, when finally to their delight,
They came upon our dear friend Susan, who then put up a mighty fight.
Our Creator came to see her and said,
Fear not warrior sister for the angels I did send,
to search the whole world over,
for you my special friend.
I've seen the way you've cared for,
and love the ones you knew,
this is why the angels searched and It's why I've come for you.
In many ways all my children are alike for they fear what they cannot see.
Please take my hand Susan, and be comforted for now you walk with me.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Susan.

Mouse74 said...

Anonymous at 0937: By chance, do you have a grudge you are holding against your own kid(s)?

Tania Cadogan said...

My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Susan at this time of loss.

She touched many lives, leaving her mark even if it was the briefest of touches, reading her blog, listening to her shows, meeting her in person.
Each of us who had the pleasure of knowing her carry forth her torch, shining brightly for those victims who are surrounded by darkness, that they can come forth without fear and find justice, comfort, love and support.

The time you shared with us was precious yet you gave freely of it, for this we are thankful.

Thankyou for being you Susan.
Your part in the story of life is over, the story however will carry on with new people, new chapters and, i believe many happy endings.

Thank you Delilah for being there for her on our behalf, for the love and comfort and peace you brought to her as she took her final steps from this life.

Think not of what might have been, remember instead what was.
Do not cry for the future, laugh and smile at the past,the good times shared.

Tears of happiness are the best way to remember those who leave us not tears of sorrow.

Hugs you tight Delilah and rest in peace Susan

You did good Honey.

Lemon said...

Your legacy for good lives on. . .
Deepest sympathy to the family and friends you leave behind.

Anonymous said...

Who is Delilah??

Tania Cadogan said...

Delilah Jones is and was her publicist and good friend.
She stayed with Susan as her health declined, a caring gift many of us in the same situation would run away from, Cancer is scary, death even more so.

It takes true love and care to be with someone as their time draws near, offering comfort, support, a shoulder and a patient ear as they walk their final walk.

dadgum said...


Tania Cadogan said...

off topic

The search has been called off for a 12-year-old British boy who went missing on an island in the south of France.

The father of Pierre Barnes believes his son is dead and his body may never be found.

But the French prosecutor in charge of the investigation insisted inquiries would still continue.

Pierre, from Grantham, Lincolnshire, vanished on Porquerolles while cycling in a storm on Saturday.

Pierre's father, Stephen, said: "Pierre is dead but I hope we find his body, then we can bury him. But I'm afraid that even that might not be possible."

Rescuers found the youngster's bike, with its chain broken, and one of his shoes on a path about 3km from the holiday home his family were renting.

He had disappeared just hours after arriving on the island for a half-term holiday with his family.

Speaking at a press conference earlier, Mr Barnes said it was "difficult to know" what happened to his son.

"I think there were several factors that happened at the same time," he said.

"The bicycle went wrong, we had this terrible weather, he went away just at the end of the day, and none of these things in isolation would have been significant, but they just all came together and in consequence we have this potential tragedy emerging.

"We as parents don't reproach ourselves for allowing our son to go around on the bicycle. He was 12. No-one did anything that they shouldn't have done."

Search teams had been scouring crevices and caves where Pierre might have sought shelter from the strong winds, as well as ponds and pools he might have fallen into.

Search teams have scoured the island Divers and search dogs have also taken part in the search for the youngster, who was wearing a rugby shirt and a robe "worn like a superhero" cape when he vanished.

Xavier Tarabeux, the prosecutor in charge of the inquiry into the disappearance, said: "We haven't closed the investigation.

"We still have to perform a technical examination of the bike because its chain was broken when it was found.

"We still have to conduct hearings with witnesses who might have seen Pierre on his bicycle."

Investigators previously ruled out abduction as there were no boats leaving Porquerolles when Pierre disappeared.

Mr Tarabeux said: "We do not think there is a criminal motive behind the disappearance.

"However, it's still too early to say that the investigation is finished.

Stephen Barnes said his son's body may never be found "After all our efforts, after combing the island thoroughly, we are stopping the search.

"The weather is getting bad and everything has been done to look for Pierre."

Paul Mourier, the prefect of the Var region, said: "Everything has been done, we have scoured the island on all sides. We have been let down."

Nathalie Bakhache, a senior police officer investigating Pierre's disappearance, said he "may have had an accident" or a "bad encounter".

At the press conference Mr Barnes said the response from people in France had been "overwhelming" and had given the family strength.

"The police have worked tirelessly on this," he said.

"I understand that we've had the army, we've had dog handlers, we've had helicopter people.

"We've had volunteers from the community who came in response to the local mayor sending out a message.

"I want to say how incredibly grateful the whole family is for the tremendous support we've had from everyone."

Tania Cadogan said...

Something is off with this case of the missing boy.

I am seeing unexpected statements from the father.

Why is he saying his son is dead and his body may never be found so close to his son actually going missing?
The expected is denial of any possibility of his being dead. Abduction may have been ruled out as no boats were seen to leave the island yet why isn't he thinking perhaps his son is injured and lying somewhere or having taken shelter from the severe weather.

I am not hearing anything from the mom as yet so i wonder is she there as well as his siblings?
Since he disappeared so soon after arriving i have to wonder did he get to the island in the first place?
When was he last seen by an independant witness?

If his bike was broken as it seems, what caused the break and why is dad so sure he wasn't trying to walk back home and maybe got lost then injured, why is he so sure his son is dead and his body will never be found?

Pierre's father, Stephen, said: "Pierre is dead"
yet further on he calls it "This potential tragedy"
Which is it?
Is Pierre being dead not a tragedy?

I would be asking the father a whole bunch of questions and polygraphing him.
I don't know if france has polygraphs, if they do he needs to be done.

My hobnobby senses are tingling

Unknown said...

This may sound superficial, but Susan didn't only have a beautiful soul she had a beautiful smile.
RIP Susan

Jazzie said...

someone who never grows weary
fighting for justice.

someone who defends
the innocent
the weak
the silenced.

Someone who acknowledges
the finite.
Embracing the

This is

Jazzie said...


Beautiful Souls = Beautiful Smiles

Not superficial...
Just a truthful equation
which manifests itself on
a honorable surface.

Nanna Frances said...

Anon at 11:13,

Well said.

Susan was a wonderful defender of abused women. Her work will continue because of her books and the women she saved. RIP Susan.

Anonymous said...

Re: Hobnob's post, read this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9644596/Pierre-Barnes-We-can-only-hope-to-find-his-body-now-says-father.html Sounds a lot different in tone and content than the article you were looking at and based on it, what he is saying sounds reasonable.

Lemon said...
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Anonymous said...

Please help find Ayla

I'm sorry for your loss Jazzie (et al). You wrote a beautiful, inspiring poem.

Anonymous said...

I did not know Susan or her works until I recently read about her on this site. I don't think I have read what kind of cancer she passed away from. There was a link I saw from this site, and it frightened me to read that she was only diagnosed in June and the photos showed her declining so rapidly. Cancer is so evil. God rest her soul.

Vita said...

The Love Light is shining Bright
Sing her home
for Susan with Love

We are who we are as individuals

Family is
Those who offer us, those who touch us and change us for the better, some never to have family - some do not know the difference, nor have the understanding how to define family. Not when you feel you're alone.

Family is where the heart lives
Family is where the heart is needed
Family is where the heart is loved

Susan Milano Murphy

One person who made all the difference in the world within her own words.

Her Bumper sticker: What can I help you with? vs, Can I help you ?

She represented the Found who were lost. Gave good advise, told the truth and said, It is upon you to make the choices, and I am right here holding your hand. Been there done it? Susan wasn't afforded a guardian Angel within her life, she though became one.

Two songs I dedicate -
each are special for one very incredible being taken too soon

This one is from Gilda Radner, another gal taken way too soon -


Always Alive~ within the Works of - never to cease " Susan"

Lemon said...

Well said, Vita.

Celeb Astro Bytes said...

Rest in Peace, Susan. God bless you and keep you.
Jazzie and Vita - beautiful posts, thank you.

Celeb Astro Bytes said...

Rest in Peace, Susan. God bless you and keep you.
Jazzie and Vita - beautiful posts, thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this but I'm glad for Susan as she finally gets a rest after spending the last decades of her life working tirelessly to protect women and children. She truly was a beacon of hope to so many people.

I was lucky enough to talk to her a few months back. I sent her an e-mail about some programs I was aware of that helped protect women and young girls and was amazed that she called me back that night and spent almost an hour on the phone with me. She was so busy, but she took time out of her busy schedule to respond to me directly.

My heart goes out to all those who knew Susan intimately (Delilah, Denny and others) who became her true family. Although others will pick up the torch, Susan was the driving force of all these programs and she will be sorely missed.

Rest in Peace Susan, you deserve to rest in God's arms and I'm sure you've been reunited with your beloved mother and those on the other side who love you

Mary Ann in SD.