Thomas J. Murphy, Jr., 87, a longtime Framingham resident died Friday, July 27, 2018 after a brief illness.
Born in Brookline, the son the late Thomas J. & Mary (Fitzpatrick) Murphy, he is the beloved husband of Barbara T. (Hennessey) for more than 62 years.
He was a 1948 graduate of Brookline High, and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.
His working career started as a mechanic with Baker’s in Brookline, ultimately retiring after a long career with New England Telephone / Verizon.
Proud of his Irish heritage, Tom’s greatest joy came in the form of grandchildren. He relished time spent at his 2nd home on the Cape, yearly Marine Corps luncheons in Falmouth, keeping in touch with friends and extended family, and working on cars.
Tom was a family man through and through, besides his loving wife Barbara, he is survived by his daughters, Carol P. Constantine of FL, Jane Cashorali & her husband Nick of Sandwich, Nancy Casali & her husband Bill of Franklin, Gael Sullivan & her husband Mike of Wrentham, and Jill Pelletier of Upton, his cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Cashorali & his wife Katelyn, Jennifer Starr & her husband Dale, Emily Constantine, William Casali & his wife Lisa, Erin Constantine, Michael Casali & his wife Amanda, Jamie Cashorali & her wife Kristen, Brian Casali, Thomas and Matthew Sullivan, and Hanna and Halle Pelletier, his dear great grandchildren, Parker, Emma and Cole, his siblings, Jane DiPalma, and Elizabeth Rothwell & her husband Bernard, sister in law, Margie, and several loving nieces, nephews and friends. Tom was predeceased by his brother Bob.
Family and friends will honor and remember Tom’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home 11 Lincoln Street in Framingham on Wednesday August 1 from 04:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Road in Framingham Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will follow in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Tom’s name to: Massachusetts Nurses Association, Committee to Ensure Safe Patient Care, 340 Turnpike Street, Canton, MA 02021.