January 1, 1932 - February 21, 2020
Mr. James E. Murphy, of North Andover, Massachusetts, formerly a resident of Center Valley, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at The Meadows at Edgewood. He was born January 1, 1932 in Lynn, Massachusetts, son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Kane) Murphy, the youngest sibling of Mary, Thomas, Margaret, Anna and Rita. James was educated at Saint Mary's High School in Lynn, MA and was a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea. Jim worked for Bell Labs (Lucent/Alcatel) in various technical positions throughout his career at the Allentown, PA and Merrimack Valley offices. Beside spending time with his family, he enjoyed gardening and being outside tending to his yard, traveling and socializing. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church for 44 years. Married on June 22nd, 1957 to his loving wife Marie (Bedard) Murphy, who passed away on September 17, 2010, a marriage of 53 years. His children: Son: Thomas M. Murphy and his partner Richard P. Clark of N. Hampton, NH. Daughter: Cathleen M. Murphy of Haverhill, MA. Son: Daniel J. and his wife Sheila (Long) Murphy of No. Andover, MA. Brother-in-Law: Arthur and his wife Valerie Bedard of Lynn, MA His grandchildren: Kathleen, Emily, Derek, Abigail, Tessa, Kellan. He was the grandfather to the late Cole Murphy Close family friends of Gordon and Doris Roberts and John and Diane O’Connor As well as several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to call on Monday February 24, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 35 Merrimack Street, North Andover, MA. His funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10:00 am in Saint Michael Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover, MA. For online condolences and other information please go to www.breenfuneralhome.com. Memorial Contributions may be made to Lazarus House (www.lazarushouse.org) or MSCPA at Nevins Farm 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 in lieu of flowers.
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