Danielle L. Murrugarra
July 29, 1945 ~ July 6, 2020
Danielle L. Murrugarra, 73, former wife of Manuel T. Murrugarra of Westport, CT, passed away Monday, July 6th, 2020 at Norwalk Hospital.
Born July 29th, 1945 and raised in Lima, Peru, Danielle was part of the first class of female police officers in Lima. Though enrolled to study medicine, Danielle immigrated to the United States in 1965, where she married Manuel T. Murrugarra, having met in their adolescent years back in Peru. Of strong character and work ethic, Danielle was a self-employed house keeper and became a mother to two loving sons, Richard & Peter.
A strong character continued to define Danielle’s later years, as she battled against Huntington’s Disease (HD) and complications as a result of HD. Though reaching a point of not being able to care for herself anymore, she continued to try to the best of her abilities, often hiding her struggles, so that her children could flourish.
Danielle is survived by her former spouse Manuel and sons Richard & Peter of Westport, CT; her siblings Manuel, Melchor and Angelica of Lima, Peru, Gricelda of New Jersey, and a thriving group of loving nieces and nephews. Danielle is predeceased by her brother Moises Navarro of Lima, Peru.