Audrey Celeste (Brightman) Murphy, 52, of East Haven, formerly North Haven, passed away suddenly on May 10, 2018. Born in New Haven on July 1, 1965, she was the beloved daughter of Harold C. Brightman, Jr. and Stella H. Mierzejewski Brightman. As a graduate of North Haven Schools, she later earned her Associates degree from Middlesex Community College. Full of ambition and thriving on hard work, she opened up and operated her own successful business for many years named “Audrey’s Insurance Place.”  The beach was her paradise, but she found true joy in being surrounded her family, especially her children and grandchildren.  Audrey is survived by a large and loving family. Mother of Christina L. and Danielle C. Murphy. Sister of Susan A. Goettlich (Curt) and Vincent J. Kupinski (Nora).  She also leaves behind her fiancé, John D. Franco of “John Franco All Appliance Repair”, and his children John A., Christina T., and Annamarie K. Franco. Grandmother to Aliyah, Jeremiah, and JadaLynn; as well as her dog Toby, whom she cherished endlessly.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery in North Haven. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m