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Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT

OBITUARY

Francis X. Murphy

April 8, 1964June 2, 2020

Francis Xavier Murphy, 56, of Greenwich and Noank, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Greenwich Hospital due to complications from ALS. Born on April 8, 1964 in Mount Vernon, NY, he was the son of the late John P. and Amy (McKay) Murphy. Frank attended Stepinac High School, was a 1991 graduate of Iona College, and received an MBA from The S.C. Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. He enjoyed a career in finance for many years, predominantly at A.G. Edwards.

He was an avid sailor, and enjoyed fishing, flight training, and many other outdoor activities, but his favorite moments were those spent with his children. He taught them how to sail, took them crabbing and fishing in Noank, and passed his love of the ocean on to them. His love of music, which he also shared with his children, led him to attend concerts across many genres with friends and family. He especially looked forward to the annual Greenwich Town Party every year.

He is survived by his children, Dennis, Gavin, and Annie Murphy, their mother Melissa Liebre, and his dear friend Emily Glodek, both of whose friendship and support have been invaluable. Frank is also survived by his four brothers, John (Betsy) of Eastchester NY, Brian (Laura) of Bronxville NY, Paul (Marilyn) of Manhasset NY, and Jim of Brooksville FL; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Eileen.

The Murphy family would like to thank the staff at Greenwich Hospital for the care and comfort they provided to Frank and the family during his final days.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 2-5 pm at Leo P. Gallagher & Sons Funeral Home, 31 Arch Street, Greenwich CT. Services and burial will be private.

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Don Dubicki

June 17, 2020

Truly glad to have known Frank. My condolences and deepest sympathy to his family

Frank Cotter

June 8, 2020

Hi - Although I was at the service yesterday I didn’t get a chance to properly introduce myself to Frank’s kids, Dennis, Gavin and Annie. My apologies. I just wanted to say to you what a beautiful guy your Dad was. We were good friends in our youth and had many a laugh knock’in around the old Crestwood neighborhood. We used to refer to him as Magic Murph as he certainly had a Magical way about him. I, as well as many other’s from the old crowd, knew him as a special guy and we always came away with a brighter spirit and a smile after spending time with him. God Bless – Frank aka "Franny" Cotter

Mike Mann

June 7, 2020

To the Murphy family, I am very sorry for the loss of Frank. He was a wonderful person. I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Frank in China more than 10 years ago. I will miss not receiving St Patrick’s Day messages from Frank!

Take care of each other,

Mike

Cathy Beauregard

June 7, 2020

Please don't let the sadness overwhelm you today, Frank would not want that!

This was a man built to party and laugh, and have a great time. I think he was happiest when he saw everyone around him laughing and having fun. Especially at the Greenwich town party and ST. Patrick's day parade on Greenwich Ave.

Whether it was an escape to the country house, 2 cats and a kitchen, in Bethel... where a room was always waiting, and a delicious meal always prepared, or a drink at some local watering hole in Greenwich, this man, Frank Murphy, all ways had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye, and a kind word to share.

Remembering fondly a July weekend, a few years ago where we went to visit in Noank, my friend Mark Carter, from Texas and I, where we pulled lobsters from the traps and cooked and ate them on the covered porch, and spent a lively few days... it was an extraordinary memory for me and Mark to share with Frank and Emily. Frank and Mark seemed like long lost brothers, reunited after separation. This is the man Frank was, and how Mark and I will remember him always!

He was the 'mensch of menches', and will be remembered by all as a fun loving, outspoken and EXTRAORDINARY man.

Please remember the happiest of moments, because that's what he was about!

I am very sorry I was not able to come to the services today, but my own health issues have put a hitch in my plans.

I will forever remember Frank Xavier Murphy as the warm, affectionate and loving man he was. Rest in Peace, Frank, Rest in Peace.



Patrick Smith

June 6, 2020

Frank was a great friend who continues to inspire me to live life to the fullest; may God rest his soul and comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Stephen Lathroum

June 5, 2020

While I only knew Frank for a brief time during our tenure at Cornell, he was the kind of person who leaves an impression - quick with an encouraging word or a joke (sometimes in the same breath). He was "one of our own", a bond born of a formative and shared experience. Everyone in the class knew Frank and deeply mourn his loss.

May his family find some comfort in knowing that Frank's memory will live long in the hearts of those who knew him.

With deepest condolences,

Stephen Lathroum

Danny Maida

June 4, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about Frank. I worked for Frank on the Equity Trading Desk at AG Edwards from 2001-2007. Although he was serious about business, he knew how to make every day fun at the firm. He treated you like a friend/equal, not a boss. I have some of my fondest Wall Street memories working there with Frank. He will be missed. RIP buddy. My condolences to the family. God bless.

Tom Hambury

June 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I was the director of Cornell's Executive MBA Program when Frank was in the program, and I have great memories of him on class weekends and at Cornell. He was smart, insightful, fun, and witty--a great person to be around. We all learned from him.

Tim Keogh

June 3, 2020

I will always have the best memories of Frank and the time we spent together! We had some great times together and he was what I would call a great friend! The sailing trip to Block Island, the late nights at Tucson, the crazy days in which we would just take off for the day and go rouge! I am so sorry for the loss and my prayers are with all his family!