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Faith A. (Murdock) Briddell

October 25, 1965 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 54)


WORCESTER – Faith A. (Murdock) Briddell, 54, of Worcester, died Monday, September 28, 2020 at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus.

She leaves her children, Dona Doris Wingard and her husband Omar of Worcester, their children, Jada, King Amar'e, Zoé Micaiah, Sarai, Abijah, and Yosiah Wingard; Douglas E. Briddell, his spouse Celese of Worcester, his children Elijah and Tiffany; and Esther P. Briddell and her fiancé Donnell Beckers of Worcester, and daughter Lynnese; also Denischa, Nysheka, Regina, and Wilhelmina Briddell.  Faith also leaves four sisters, Linda Madden and her husband David, and sons Brendan and Jonathan, Kathleen Murdock, Deborah Dunn, her husband Clinton, and their son James and wife Amanda, and Lisa K. Murdock and her fiancé Peter Iodice, and daughter Emily A. Iodice; her Goddaughters, Latoya, Kristie, and Camie; many grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.  She was of Native American descent and shared her family’s pride in their cultural heritage.

Faith was born in Worcester, daughter of the late Elbert L. and Doris E. (Stark) Murdock.  She grew up with her four sisters and parents at 9 & 11 Chrome Street in Worcester from 1969, returning to help where she could until the home was sold in 2000.  She graduated from Leicester Becker Junior College with an Associate’s degree, then attended to Quinsigamond Community College and Clark University. 

Faith was a community activist for the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC).  She advocated for safer neighborhoods in Worcester and other urban communities.  She loved horses, her grandchildren, and listening to Gospel music.  She liked to draw, play board and card games, and also liked to bake, and loved her coffee.  Faith didn't belong to the chess club, or the . . . club, she belonged to the club of life, and a learning experience it was.  Faith was very active in fundraising for many local organizations in the city of Worcester.  Growing up, she and her family were active members of the Worcester Salvation Army: Quinsigamond and Citadel Corps. 

Funeral services will be private.  Arrangements are in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave.  Donations may be made to the Salvation Army Worcester Citadel, 640 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608 (

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