Dennis J. Murphy

January 20, 1937March 4, 2015
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Mr. Dennis J. Murphy, 78 of Palm City, Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Water’s Edge in Palm City, Florida. Born in Manhattan, New York to Mary and Patrick Murphy, both of Ireland, he was a graduate of Manhattan College and Purdue University. Mr. Murphy had previously lived in Bloomfield, CT before relocating to the Florida area in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Murphy; sons, Dr. David (Susan) Murphy and Stephen Murphy; grandchildren, Megan, Michael, Matthew and Melissa; sisters, Eileen Harrington of CA and Peggy McGrath of NJ; brother, James (Cathy) Murphy of NJ, and many loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his sister, Christina Bruno of CA and his parents. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:00-7:00PM at Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, Florida with a prayer service to begin at 6:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00AM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Palm City, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997 or Please visit Mr. Murphy’s online guestbook at Arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, FL.


  • Visitation Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Prayer Service Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 7, 2015

Dennis J. Murphy

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March 10, 2015

Nancy ,
Sorry for your loss of a GREAT man , He will be missed greatly.

Dan Harrington ( Henderson , NV )

Thomas Quinn

March 10, 2015

Aunt Nancy, David & Stephen - We are so sorry to hear of your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. I loved the photos you selected for the gallery - I recall the Christmas when Uncle Dennis was Santa....and now my kids - Thomas and Jack - have learned about it as well. Love Tom, Nancy, Thomas and Jack Quinn

Eileen Harrington

March 10, 2015

My big brother, my friend, I will miss you.

Suzie (Quinn) & Kenny Craig

March 7, 2015

Dear Aunt Nancy, Dennis, Susan and Stephen,

We are very sorry for your loss. Uncle Dennis was such a lovely man. All thoughts of Uncle Dennis bring warmth and kindness to our minds and hearts, as though we saw him yesterday. I really enjoyed seeing these wonderful pictures here. (He truly looks like a movie star as a young man! Nice catch, Aunt Nancy!)
Lots of love.

Mary Lavin

March 7, 2015

Aunt Nancy, I am so sorry to hear the news, I have so many memories of our wonderful holiday dinners together and family gatherings. I remember fondly, Uncle Dennis as the master of the desert table, making sure that there was enough to go around for the Murphy clan. I will miss him dearly, love Mary

Laura Kay Daravill

March 7, 2015

Nancy: I am thinking of you and wish I could be more help at work. I will, as you know, be out of town for another 2 weeks, but send my love. My thoughts and prayers will go out for you and your family. Love, Laura Kay

Kerry Egan

March 6, 2015

Aunt Nancy, David and Stephen

So sad to hear the news of Uncle Dennis. I have such great holiday memories in NY and NJ. Who can forget how we all waited for Uncle Dennis to cut the cake or the infamous nutcracker toss. Know that are thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

Anne Johnston

March 6, 2015

Dear Nancy
I was so sorry to hear about Dennis. I will always remember him at David Glendinning's wedding, dancing the night away, as always, so full of life.
I know his last few years have been difficult for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and David and Stephen.

fjohn reinke (mc1968)

March 6, 2015

The Manhattan College alumni community shares the grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself ... any mans death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.

March 6, 2015

Nancy, Dennis was a fine man and it was a privilege to know him (and you). Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Norman and Wendy Friedman (Lost Lake)