Michael J. Murphy
23 September, 1954 – 19 November, 2021
Michael J. Murphy, 67 of Fairhaven passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 in his residence after a brief illness. He was the husband of Susan (Kochanek) Murphy.
Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Paul and Kathleen (Kobza) Murphy, he is a longtime resident of Fairhaven. Mike is a graduate of Bishop Stang High School, class of 1972 and received his BA in History and Education from SMU in 1976. He received his Master’s degree in Education from Fitchburg State. He was employed as a teacher, vice principal and later as Principal for 36 years at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School, retiring in 2014. Mike loved his family dearly, especially his beloved grandchildren. He enjoyed baseball and was an avid Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed gardening and tending to his fruit trees, which the birds loved.
In addition to his loving wife Susan, he is survived by his children, Patrick Murphy, Timothy Murphy and his wife Patience and Daniel Murphy all of Fairhaven; his beloved grandchildren, Liam, Donovan and Paige Murphy; his brother Charles Murphy and his wife Carrie of Fairhaven; his mother in-law, Ruth Kochanek Cree of Fairhaven. Many nieces and nephews and his loyal sidekick Pearl. He was predeceased by his father-in-law Frederick Kochanek.
Contribution’s in Mike’s honor may be made to: Coastline Elderly, 863 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, MA 02746 or the Salvation Army, 619 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740.
Mike’s visitation will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00PM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Burial will be private. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com
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- Coastline Elderly 863 Belleville Ave., New Bedford, Massachusetts 02746
- Salvation Army 619 Purchase Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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Michael J. Murphy
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