Harry J Will Funeral Homes

34567 Michigan Ave, Wayne, MI


Donald Raymond Murphy

September 22, 1929January 3, 2020

Donald Raymond Murphy, age 90, passed away January 3, 2020.

Survived by his children: James (Ceil) Jensen, Michael (Janet) Murphy, Matthew (Kris) Murphy, Elizabeth (Ollie) Patton, Robert (Colleen) Christopher-Murphy, and Mary (late Michael) Willingham; grandchildren: Teresa Murphy, Andrew Murphy, Emily Murphy, Dominic Murphy, Brandon Christopher-Murphy, Ryan Christopher-Murphy, Liesl Christopher-Murphy, Alicia (Curtis) Matties, Christa (Tony) Wygonik, and Michael Willingham Jr.; great grandchildren: Raelyn Christopher-Murphy, Sophia Matties, Laura Matties, Andrew Wygonik, and Isabella Wygonik.

Don is preceded in death by his spouses: Shirley, Rita, and Lois.

He was a proud US Marine Corps Veteran and worked as a mechanic. Don loved his family and his dear cat Gingersnap.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Rosary Service Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  • Funeral In State Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Donald Raymond Murphy

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Joseph Randazzo

January 7, 2020

I would always greet Don at the door , for Saturday Mass, with .." we're OK now...the Marines have landed "..he would always get a big smile ...Ss.Simon &Jude ..Ushers' club has lost another great man !

Rayna (Brown) Howard

January 6, 2020

My Uncle Don was a father figure and loving role model to me. Time spent with him and Aunt Rita was always uplifting. I miss those times but the gift of their love to me helped me to know what real spousal and family love should be. God blessed me real good 🙏 through them. 🍀🍀🍀

Donna Graham

January 5, 2020

Grief is the last act of love we have to give those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.

Rest In Peace Uncle. The world is a little less bright without you in it..xx