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Joseph A. Murphy

September 17, 1970March 21, 2021

Joseph A. Murphy, 50, of Hyannis passed away on March 21, 2021 .

Joe grew up in Marshfield, MA and attended Marshfield High School.

Affectionately known as "Big Joe" ( standing 6'6" tall) he excelled in strength sports. Joe boxed and played football for many years.

In 2012, he was a defensive lineman for NEFL's Cape Cod Seadogs ( #63) helping lead them to win their conference championship, for which he proudly earned a championship ring. He also earned several titles in boxing and in his prime, was a heavyweight " Golden Gloves Champion".

His greatest accomplishment and proudest achievement however, was his son Joey.

Spending time with Joey and watching him compete in his own strength sports was unquestionably his greatest joy!

Joe is survived by his son, Joey ( Sandwich, MA), his ex-wife, Heather Lewis- Murphy ( Sandwich, MA), his sisters, Julie Murphy ( Tiverton, RI) and Maryellen Murphy ( Portland, ME).

Memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Kristen Lorenz

March 29, 2021

Growing up in the same neighborhood together he was the guy that stood up for you if he saw you getting bullied. He was a gentle giant with a kind heart. He always remembered to wish me a Happy Birthday or say Hello and check in to see how my family and I were doing.

Joey's message after we became friend's on FB - Feb 2010-

I recognized your brother and mom and dad right away!It all came back to me like the steep hill in your back yard.Your swing set right near your back door and your big open kitchen with a sky light or sunroof.Your mom and dad seriously are the nicest people!Didn't we used to call your brother peewee?Hows this hubby of yours?Is he a great guy and a gentleman?I hope so cause you and your family are amazing great people so I hope that's what your being treated like!I'll talk soon I gotta hit the sack cause I had a few drinks and my pillow is yelling my name.So happy you added me!GB and big love always Joe

You will truly be missed by so many Joey ... please give your Dad a big hug from me

<3 Much Love <3

John Simeone

March 28, 2021

Wow. I can't believe that you're gone Big Joe. You were such a great person and friend as everyone that knew you knows and people that didn't know you as well can clearly see by the response your passing has gotten. You were always there for a friend in need, always showed up with a smile and helping hand. I like so many others looked up to you, not only because of your kind heart and inspirational words but because people had to literally look up at you when talking. You will be greatly missed by so many, may you rest in Peace.
May your son and family have the strength to get through this difficult time, many prayers being sent 🙏 John Simeone

Patrick W.

March 27, 2021

Big Joe,
Ive known you for about 15 years. You were always smiling. Always laughing. Happy even when you weren't feeling your best. You loved your son. You were always tespectful to others. My nana always said that you were like a big teddy bear. My mom misses you already. She always was looking for you to see how you were. Rest easy Joe. Watch over little Joe. You are missed.

Julie Miller

March 26, 2021

Joe , when Sue told me. I could not believe it! You are the warrior. You have fought so many battles. A Strong Man. How could this be true. No, it couldn’t. God needed his warrior. He needed him to help him. Joe I was so looking forwards to getting together in the warmer weather. Let you get your strength back. I will greatly miss you Joe ( Mr. Murphy) . I will miss our chats and your advice on things. You gave me ambition to keep going forwards. I ll never forget your words you have shared with me. Joe you will be Greatly Missed My Friend. Until the day comes , when we can meet up again and share a Big Hug My Dear Friend❤️ Keep you son, your family and friends strong at this sad time of losing your presence on earth. I know you will still be with Us in spirit and help us keep going. Rest In Peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers to Joes son, family and friends. May he live on thur you and your dear memories with him. God Bless 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️🕯🕯🕯🕯

Bryan Joseph

March 26, 2021

It was a great pleasure to have known Joe... a giant, huge-hearted soul with loyalty to his true friends not usually seen in most people. I am a better person for having known you. You will be sorely missed. PS: Joe- Please give my best to M if you see her, and any of our departed co-workers. RIP, Joe.

Alanna Capitummino

March 26, 2021

Joe you always had a smile and a kind word . Just last summer you sent me a pic of a shark that you saw off a dock because you knew I loved sharks . You will be missed my friend . Rest easy . Till we meet again

kristen Furtado

March 26, 2021

Joe, you were one of the nicest, purest souls I've ever met. Quick to help anyone even if u had nothing to give. You made us all laugh on the overnights and the boys you took care of loved you as we all did who worked with you. So sorry to hear about your passing and rest in sweet peace finally.

Debbie (Harubin) Smallwood

March 26, 2021

Joey, you were always so kind and quick to smile in school. Your humor still made me smile daily on FB...right down to the day you passed. Judging from the memories, you meant a lot to many. Prayers to your family during this time. Thanks for the memories, the smiles and the kindness. Until we meet again.

Tracey Ransom-Hardy

March 26, 2021

Your kindness and laughter will always be remembered and forever missed Joe 🙏❤

Anne Glynn

March 25, 2021

You were one of a kind! No matter what life tossed at you, you took it in stride and worked through it all. You had an amazing heart of gold, you were such an amazing friend to so many. Our lives are better because you were part of it.
It still doesn’t feel real that you’re gone ...
watch over all of us from Heaven just like you did while you were here with us. ♥️
You’ll truly be missed and I will keep all of your friends, your son & family in my prayers during this very difficult time.
Rest easy Joe .... sending hugs to Heaven!