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Edward J. Murphy, Sr.

Obituary for Edward J. Murphy, Sr.

December 4, 1940 - January 18, 2018
Marshfield, Massachusetts | Age 77


Edward J. Murphy Sr. 77, of Marshfield died January 18th after a period of failing health. He was born in Boston, son of the late Edward G. and Mary Evelyn (Muise) Murphy. Edward was raised and educated in Roslindale and later earned his Associates Degree from Newbury College.

Mr. Murphy was a proud veteran of our nation's armed services, having served in the United States Army. He retired as a machine mechanic for the United States Postal Service where he worked many years after his long employment with The Sears and Roebuck Company as a supervisor.

Edward was a member of The Marshfield Elks, The Marshfield Yacht Club, The Marshfield Senior Center, and for a brief time he was a Marshfield Auxiliary Policeman. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, and woodworking. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Edward was the loving and devoted Husband of the late Ann M. (Grueter) Murphy. Father of Edward Murphy Jr. of Pembroke, Karen Murphy of FL, Eileen Keefe and her Husband Allen of Rockland and Michelle Johnson and her Husband Michael of Rockland. Brother of Deborah Fallon and her Husband Bob of Duxbury and the late George Murphy. Grandfather of Matthew Murphy; Kylie, Brittany, Becca, and Katie Keefe; Jake and Tyler Johnson; and Alex Murphy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The Murphy family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate Edward's life on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street, Rockland, MA. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM on Thursday January 25, in St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Church in Hanover. Burial with Military Honors will take place in the Couch Cemetery in Marshfield. Donations in Mr. Murphy's name may be made to Donation Processing, The Michael J. Fox Foundation P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.<>.


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