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.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Arrangements are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth.


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

Michael Francis Murphy

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