Michael Francis Murphy

June 4, 1949June 8, 2018

Michael Francis Murphy, 69, formerly of New Bedford, passed away on June 8, 2018 in Hampton, Virginia.

Born in California, he was a son of the late Joseph and Annabelle (Patterson) Murphy.

He was a graduate of New Bedford High School and attended SMU, now U-Mass Dartmouth.

He was a United States Air Force Veteran having served for 20 years.

He was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, traveling, boating and was a sports enthusiast.

He is survived by two brothers, Thomas Murphy and his wife Nancy of E. Freetown and Patrick Murphy of New Bedford; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Annabelle Murphy and half brother, Earl Finley.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

His memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 12:30pm at the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. Burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery at 2pm.


  • The late Joseph Murphy, Father
  • The late Annabelle (Patterson) Murphy, Mother
  • Thomas Murphy, Brother
  • Patrick Murphy, Brother
  • The late Annabelle Murphy, Sister
  • The late Earl Finley, Half Brother
  • He is also survived by several nieces and nephews

  • Wounded Warrior Project

Michael Francis Murphy

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