Colin Michael Murtaugh

November 26, 1976 - July 11, 2020

Colin Michael Murtaugh, 43, of Batavia, IL. formerly Glen Ellyn, IL., passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 11, 2020 in Batavia, IL.  Colin was born on November 26, 1976 in Winfield, IL. the son of Christopher and Nancy (nee. Hanauer) Murtaugh.  Colin was united in marriage to Ashley G. Prissel on May 1, 2010 in Naples, FL.

Colin was a loving husband and father.  He was a proud graduate of DePaul University. A multi-talented musician, and strong supporter of all the Chicago teams.  He loved playing golf and spending time with his two boys. 

Colin is survived by his loving wife, Ashley G. Murtaugh; his two sons, Gavin and Finn Murtaugh; his parents, Christopher and Nancy Murtaugh; his brother, Jason Murtaugh; his sister, Alison (Sean) LaFortune; his In-Laws, Brian and Renee Prissel;  his two sister-in-laws, Stephanie (Ross Dorwin) Prissel and Chelsey (Steven) Rademacher; his brother-in-law, Thomas (Emily) Prissel; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his niece Abigail Prissel.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main Street, Batavia, IL. 60510.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Colin’s name may be made to The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence,

Guest Book

  • Sandi & Bob Valaitis Christopher, Nancy and family, Sending you our heartfelt and deepest sympathies at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you now and for many days to come. We pray for strength and comfort for your entire family. Should you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to contact us.
  • Patricia Ramirez So very sorry and sincere condolences to Colin’s family. He was a wonderful coworker who was always positive, friendly and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by his work family. Praying for strength for all his loved ones.
  • Darrin Hernandez I previously worked with Colin in 2009 - 2010 and he was always an easy going, relaxed and friendly coworker. He usually had a very funny side comment to say with a nonchalant delivery. Although I never met Ashley, Colin would talk of her fondly and often. His love for her was so apparent and I'm sure that extended to the rest of his family. I'm very sorry for your loss and Colin will be greatly missed.
  • Don Stephen Jean & I are very sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do for you as we’re still in Naples.
  • Jeff Manga thinking of Ashley and the boys. Crying a lot, memories flooding back and playing like a highlight reel in my head. Great memories. You will be missed bro, I so wish I could've said goodbye. Love you man. love you.
  • Nan Phillips I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I didn’t know Colin, but knowing Ashley and her unending generosity & lovely spirit, I know the passing of her life partner is a very sad loss for her, their sons, extended family & friends, and our community. My sincerest sympathy.
  • Michael Pierro Colin was one of my favorite bosses I’ve ever had. We laughed and laughed at SNI together. What a great man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with your family
  • Pfromm Family Our dearest Ashley and the Boys, dear Murtaugh and Prissel Family, We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our hearts go out to you as we hope that you find the Peace and Strength in your Hearts to cherish and celebrate Colin’s Life, and remember all the beautiful Moments that you shared with Him. Our deepest condolences, Jenny, Carsten, Logan and Aidan
  • Cindy Morgan Ashley, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m praying for peace and comfort for your family!
  • Tony & Sue Locke Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Mike Greenough There are no words to describe the loss of a child. Dante, in his Divine Comedy, and I paraphrase, “there is no sorrow as great, as when we remember in sadness, the times that we were happy”.