Obituary of Edward J. Murphy Sr.

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World War II Veteran

EDWARD J. MURPHY SR, - in Woburn, January 19th, at eighty-eight years of age. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (Russotto) Murphy. Loving father of Edward J. Murphy Jr., of Woburn, David Murphy, his wife Maryjean of Billerica, Kenneth Murphy, his wife Marianne of Woburn, John Murphy his wife Michelle of Billerica. Devoted brother of late Joseph Murphy and wife Rochelle, and late William and Jeanne A. Murphy. Special “Papa” of Michael, CherylAnn, Jimmy, Nicole, John Jr., Barry, Shannon, Grace, great“Papa” of Kaylyn and Josiah. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Monday , January 23rd at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at Noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Please, in lieu of flowers rembrances may be made in Ed's memory to the VNA of Middlesex East Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or St. Charles Church 280 Main Street Woburn, MA 01801

OBITUARY

Edward J. "Ed" Murphy Sr., passed away on Thursday,January 19th, very peacefully surrounded by his loving family. The beloved husband of the late Josephine(Russotto)Murphy he was eighty eight years of age.

Born in Woburn Ed was son of the late Joseph and Anna (Gordon) Murphy Sr.

raised and educated in Woburn Ed graduated from Woburn High with the Class of 1946.

After High School Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country proudly in Japan. Upon his return home Ed began dating a lovely young woman he was introduced to Josephine Russotto. In 1954, they became husband and wife beginning a new life together, which spanned over forty four years.

Ed had worked with the Edison for years and for the majority of those years he worked a "Troubleshooter".

Ed and Josephine's life surrounded their four sons. They were always very involved in what they were in persuit of. Academics, sporting activities, you name it Ed made every effort to be there over the years. Ed loved his family, his home, and it was all about spending time together. His home was his palace and it was treated accordingly! From building beautiful stonewalls, planting flowers, and keeping his yard in pristine condition, Ed was very proud of his home and its grounds.

Ed and his wife traveled extensively over the years with the children and as they grew, they continued together travelling for weeks ora days at a time, heading north or south, east or west to fun and interesting destinations. They also enjoyed dining out, which they often did with their children and grandchildren.

"Papa" also took great interest and pride in his grandchildren. Being a part of their lives and watching them grow, gave him the greatest joy. Christmas Eve family gatherings were always held closest to his heart. He loved the meaning of the season, as he too shared wonderful faith and a great love for family.

In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his dear wife Josephine and siblings Jeanne, William, Joseph and his wife Rochelle Murphy.

He is lovingly survived by his sons Edward J. Murphy Jr., of Woburn, David Murphy, his wife Maryjean of Billerica, Kenneth Murphy, his wife Marianne of Woburn, John Murphy his wife Michelle of Billerica.Cherished “Papa” of Michael, CherylAnn, Jimmy, Nicole, John Jr., Barry, Shannon, Grace and great “Papa” of Kaylyn and Josiah. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, Monday , January 23rd at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn at Noon. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call at the Funeral Home from 10-11:45 a.m. prior to the Mass. Please, in lieu of flowers rembrances may be made in Ed's memory to the VNA of Middlesex East Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Avenue, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 or St. Charles Church 280 Main Street Woburn, MA 01801