Murphy, Joseph

November 25th, 2009

murphy-josephJoseph E. “Spud” Murphy, 78, of Ogunquit ME, formerly of Wilmington, MA, passed away at his home on November 24, 2009.

Beloved husband of Marie “Ginger” (Gauthier) and devoted father of Patricia M. Irwin and her husband David of Essex, Joseph E. Murphy and his wife Cathy of State College, PA, John P. Murphy and his wife Linda of Georgetown, loving “Papa” of Craig, Laura, Tom, and Hayley Irwin, Joseph, Brian, and Sam Murphy, Paige and Neil Murphy, also survived by his sister Katherine “Kay” Devlin and loving sister in-law Helen “Marcy” Gauthier; he was preceded by his sister Mary Jane Tucker.

Born and raised in Charlestown, MA, he graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1949. He served his country during the Korean conflict as a sonar operator in the US Coast Guard. He moved and raised his family in Wilmington MA. He retired from New England Telephone and re-located to Ogunquit ME.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, November 30th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Sunday, November 29th from 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to York Hospital Home Care, 15 Hospital Drive, York , ME 03909.


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