Edward T. Murphy Jr.

October 29, 1944December 20, 2018
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Edward T. Murphy, 74 of Westport, MA, passed away on Thursday December 20, 2018 at Catholic Memorial after a 13 year fight with Alzheimers. He was the beloved husband of Maureen with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Edward T. Murphy and Eileen (Dougherty) Murphy. He is survived by his wife Maureen Murphy, and his children Kerri Murphy of Somerville; Patrick Murphy and his wife Erin of Canton; and Trisha Maliska and her husband Richard of Goffstown, NH; also his brother Jack Murphy and his wife Toni of Portsmouth, RI; his sister Colleen Murphy and her late wife Jacqueline of Seekonk; 6 grandchildren, Seamus (deceased), Katherine, Abigail, Shealyn, Julie, and Brynn.

Ed graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School in 1962 and Southern Massachusetts University (SMTI) in 1966 with a major in textile design/engineering. Ed worked as a designer at Thomas Taylor and Son in Hudson, and then opened his own businesses Quality Fabrics in Hudson and Quality Crafted Industries and Engineered Narrow Fabrics in Fall River.

Ed was an avid golfer beginning at the early age of 6 and became a scratch golfer throughout his golf career. He was on the golf team at Durfee High School and SMTI. He was a member of the Massachusetts Amateur Golf Association. He was a member at Montaup Golf Course, Marlboro Country Club, Pocasset Golf Club, Allendale Golf Club and Fall River Country Club. He was also the New England Regional representative for Team Golf National Challenge along with golf professional Jeff Maggert. Visitation will be Wednesday December 26th from 4:00-7:00pm at the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place, 178 Winter Street, Fall River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday December. 27th at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist, 945 Main Road, Westport, MA . Burial will follow at Beach Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. For online registration and directions, please visit:


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, December 27, 2018

Edward T. Murphy Jr.

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Andrea (Belliveau) Shea-King

December 31, 2018

Dear Maureen and Family,

It's been 40+ years since we connected and for some odd reason, I was compelled to search for you on this New Year's eve, and found you on Facebook. Through some further internet "sleuthing," I was shocked and saddened to learn that Ted suffered with and ultimately was taken by Alzheimer's disease. I remember Ted as such a pleasant guy, always with a smile and warm hospitality. Maureen, I am so saddened for you by his passing, and can only imagine what you've been through.

Even though many years have passed, I still remember when we lived in Hudson, your first house on Cherry Street, the days of the Apple Valley Young Women's Club, and the friendship we shared. You were my first friend when I arrived there and I've never forgotten the kinship we shared as young mothers and housewives, settling in to a new community.

Somehow we lost touch and I have often wondered where you and Ted and the kids ended up. (I sold the house and returned to my hometown on the North Shore after the divorce.)

I want you to know that my heart is with you, remembering the happy couple you and Ted were. The years have passed by much too quickly. Never enough time, it seems. And I am so sorry for his passing. Please know that.

My warmest condolence and heartfelt sympathy go out to you Maureen and to Kerri, Patrick and Trisha. They had a wonderful Dad.

Take care and may he rest in peace in the place we all have faith we'll be one day, together again.

Andrea (formerly Belliveau of Ontario Drive) Shea-King
Florida / Maine

Cynthia Sloane

December 27, 2018

Colleen & family
I am so sorry about the loss of Edward. I never knew him. I know only of the disease and what it can do to a person and a family. I have witnessed several times. Please know Edward is finally @ peace and no longer struggling to do the simplest things in life and to
communicate his love for all of you. It is time for Edward and his family to finally rest. God Bless!🙏 Cindy & Janie

Kathleen Chaunt

December 21, 2018

I will miss you Edward you always had a nice laugh and we could always have a short conversation I will miss that rest in peace