Malcolm Irving Murphy Sr.

February 1, 1921April 25, 2013
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Malcolm Irving Murphy Sr. Age 92 Wellfleet, MA Malcolm I. Murphy Sr. of Wellfleet, MA died peacefully after a long illness. He was born in Eastham, MA on February 1, 1921. He was the son of the late Martin and Mabel (Johnston) Murphy of Eastham and last surviving brother to seven siblings. He was the husband of the late Kathleen B. Tinkham of Truro and the late Mary Parker Murphy of Scranton, PA and Wellfleet, MA and his life partner of 27 years, Lorraine C. Moritz of Wellfleet, MA. Malcolm is survived by his children, Malcolm I. Murphy Jr. of Wellfleet, MA, Bruce A. Murphy of Port Charlotte, FL, Thomas A. Murphy of Vancouver, WA, Richard K. Murphy of Wellfleet and Cathy Murphy Costa of Plymouth, MA, and Jean Cook of Harwich, MA, two daughters-in-law Pamela Lucas Murphy of Vancouver, WA, Karen Clark Murphy of Wellfleet and a son-in-law, Robert Costa of Plymouth, MA. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was employed with First National Stores for 37 years and after his retirement worked at the Wellfleet Drive-In. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, playing cribbage and family gatherings. Malcolm was a friend to many. He was charming and funny with a great sense of humor. We have been blessed to know him and he will truly be missed. Visiting hours will be held from 4-7pm on Monday April, 29TH at Nickerson Funeral Home, 340 Main Street, Wellfleet. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday April 30th at the Wellfleet Congregational Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Wellfleet. For online condolences please visit


  • Visiting Hours Monday, April 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Burial Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Malcolm Irving Murphy Sr.

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Maria Burgess Hollis

May 11, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. "Mr. Murphy" was a much loved mentor, boss and dear friend. He had a tremendous sense of humor that made working at the First National Store a pleasure. I have lost touch and addresses over the years but Mac, Bruce, Tom, Richard and Cathy, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 8, 2013

I wish I could be there to give you all hugs. So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He will be remembered by the many people he touched. The last time I saw him he was "smashing" his grocery cart into mine at Stop & Shop. He had seen me but I hadn't seen him yet. He was just giving me a friendly hello. Sending love and prayers to all the Murphy Clan. Love, Thann

Sandi Francis

May 1, 2013

So sorry to hear such sad news. I loved the photo gallery as it brings back so many good memories. He was a great man to work for/with and a wonderful neighbor! My thoughts are with you today.

April 30, 2013

Noel and I enjoyed your dad, especially his jokes. Just mentioning his
name brings a smile to our faces. May you be comforted by all YOUR
special memories of him. Noel & Sue Beyle (Wellfleet Flea Market Vendors)

Laura Braithwaite (Murphy)

April 30, 2013

My thoughts are with you all on the Cape....Grandpa, I will miss your smile and your laugh, but your memory will forever be in my heart...I love you Grandpa

Renee Nolan

April 30, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending loving thoughts to you, Cathy, and the rest of your family.

Amy Patterson

April 29, 2013

Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to the whole Murphy Family during this time of loss. Many fond memories of your Dad from the days of the First National.

Amy, Bruce and family

Carmen B

April 29, 2013

To the Murphy family: Many thoughts are with you and each one brings a prayer, that you will know Gods comfort during this time of despair. John 14:18

April 28, 2013

Cathy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Ginny, John Machado & Family

Susan (Townsend)Clegg

April 28, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to the entire Murphy family. I have many fond memories of times spent together when we all worked at First National.