Robert E. “Spud” Murphy

November 6, 2019

Robert E. “Spud” Murphy
U.S. Veteran

USMC

Robert E. “Spud” Murphy – of Woburn, November 6th at the age of sixty-six. Beloved husband of the late Lynn (Bolduc) Murphy. Loving stepfather of Jennifer Carlson, her husband Peter of Rockport and the late Ronald J. DelDotto. Cherished brother of Patricia Ghiozzi, her late husband Richard, of Chelmsford, Ed Murphy, his wife Elaine of Ware, John Murphy, his wife Lynda of Woburn, and the late Kathleen Guzze. Dear grandfather of Fredrick Boyle Jr., Richard Powers, William Carlson and Michael Belch. Also survived by many loving neices, nephews, cousins and friends. A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday evening, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 3-7 p.m. prior to the Service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Spud’s honor to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St., Woburn, MA 01801

Robert E.  “Spud” Murphy, passed away at the Winchester Hospital, Wed., November 6th, after a lingering illness, at sixty-six years of age.  He was the beloved husband of the late Lynn (Bolduc) Murphy.

The son of the late Edward J. and Kathleen ( Sipprelle) Murphy, Spud was one of five children raised in the Central Square section of Woburn.   He attended St. Charles in his elementary years and was a graduate of Woburn High School along with the Class of 1972.

Following high school Spud joined the United States Marines Corps., where he proudly served his country as a Lance Corporal.

All throughout the years, even as a child, he was quite the sports fan, particularly of hockey.  He followed the Boston Bruins and hardly missed a game.  He was a also an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan, but none compared to the Bruins!

His greatest joy in life came from being with his family, especially his stepdaughter Jen and grandsons, Fred, Richard and William- they were the lights of his life. They enjoyed the holidays and other activities together and Spud was an active part, enjoying it all. He also enjoyed taking day trips with his family, to Long Beach in Gloucester.

Throughout the years Spud had been an truck driver, being employed by New England Motors Freight.

Loving stepfather of Jennifer Carlson, her husband Peter of Rockport and the late Ronald J. DelDotto. Cherished brother of Patricia Ghiozzi, her late husband Richard, of Chelmsford, Ed Murphy, his wife Elaine of Ware, John Murphy, his wife Lynda of Woburn, and the late Kathleen Guzze. Dear grandfather of Fredrick Boyle Jr., Richard Powers, William Carlson and Michael Belch. Also survived by many loving neices, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday evening, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 3-7 p.m. prior to the Service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Spud’s honor to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St., Woburn, MA 01801

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Tuesday evening, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 3-7 p.m. prior to the Service. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Spud’s honor to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St., Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. From Lakeland Florida.
    I am so sorry to hear of Bob‘s passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood and became great friends and a very young age. Recently we used to get together and talk about the great times we had during those developmental years. Spud was a great guy and a true gentlemen. My condolences to the Murphy family and may he rest in peace.
    Butch Murray

  2. Diane (Collins) Sahin

    Patti, Eddie and John I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Bobby and the Murphy clan. Bob always loved it when me and Patti broke out in song as he dubbed us “the Tweetie Birds” actually we used to drive him crazy with our singing on the couple of rides we took to Connecticut together. We always had such fun. When I got the news the first thought I had was Bob was with Lynn now and I hope that thought has given all of you some comfort. I wish I could be there to pay my respects but please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP dear Bobby, you were loved and will always be missed.💔

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