Edmond Gerard Murphy, of Pocasset, passed away peacefully on Friday morning at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich. He was the loving husband of Constance (Train) Murphy.
Born in Brookline, MA, son of the late Benjamin and Annie (Lally) Murphy. He was raised in Brookline, MA and resided in Wellesley, then Dover. A veteran of the United States Navy, he served during WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Murphy was a graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology, going on to work as a sales engineer in the machine tool industry. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening, puttering around the house, and spending time with his grandchildren on Cape Cod.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Diane Murphy of Burlingame, CA; Mary Winters and her husband, Mark, of Burlington, MA; Janet Griffis and her husband, Stan, of Okemos, MI; Edmond Murphy, Jr., of St. Petersburg, FL; Susan Harvath and her husband, Brennan, of Farmington Hills, MI; and Barry Murphy of Chelsea, MA; brother, Benjamin Murphy of Duxbury, MA; grandfather of Maureen Winters, Meghan Winters, Michael Winters, Andrew (Samantha) Griffis, Ben Griffis, Will Griffis, Katherine Harvarth, Kelsey Harvath, and Jaycee Harvath; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Maureen (Russell) Murphy, siblings John, Francis “Pete”, Walter, Anne Murphy, and Lucretia “Bebe” Barrett.
His funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Pocasset. Internment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne, MA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road, Sandwich, MA, 02537.
Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home