John F. Murphy

John F. Murphy

February 25th, 1940 May 21st, 2019

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Obituary for John F. "Jack" Murphy

MURPHY, John Francis “Jack” 79 years of age. Of Belmont formerly of Cambridge and Somerville, passed on May 21, 2019. Beloved husband of Joan Olive Murphy. Devoted father of Kimberly Ann Rocha and husband Dennis, Donna Marie Kilcoyne and husband Stephen, & John Patrick “Jay” Murphy and wife Megan all of Belmont. Loving Papa to Meaghan Olivia, Brendan Murphy, Justin Patrick, Stephen Robert, Jack Wilfred, Mallory Eloise, John Thomas “Jed”, Kellan Joseph & Keegan Huth. Beloved brother of Kathleen “Kay” Coughlin and her husband Edward of Alexandria, VA. Also loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Jack was a Director of Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation. He also served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Bay State Bancorp, Inc. and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Bay State Federal Savings Bank. Jack joined Bay State Federal in 1961. He served on several boards including The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, The New England League of Savings Institutions, Connecticut On-Line Computer Center, and Compass Bank/Seacoast Financial. He also served as President of his beloved Oakley Country Club. Jack received his BS from Northeastern University in 1964.

Relatives & friends are invited to attend Jack’s Funeral on Wednesday 10 AM from The Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Chestnut Street, Arlington followed by his Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church 2254 Massachusetts Avenue, North Cambridge at 11 AM. Interment in Highland Meadow Cemetery 700 Concord Avenue, Belmont. Visiting hours Tuesday 4 – 8 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Jack’s memory to Massachusetts General Hospital Development Office Dr. LaMuraglia Vascular Division, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114-1101. For obituary, directions & online condolences

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut Street
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    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • FUneral Mass

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 |
    Highland Meadow Cemetery
    700 Concord Avenue
    Belmont, Massachusetts
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    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

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Muriel Holden

My condolences to Joan and the rest of the Murphy family. Jack was the first person I met when I wanted to join Oakley and he helped me with process. He was always a gentleman, a great golfer and we certainly had loads of fun putting on the occasional Oakley show. RIP my friend.

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Michelle Soberanis

My condolences to the Murphy Family. Bay State Federal was the best place I've ever worked. Mr. Murphy was approachable and a great leader.
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Gregory Hutchins

My deepest sympathies to the entire Murphy clan, and most especially to his wife and children. He was a good and honest man. He was a first rate banker. He has left a legacy that few will ever match.
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Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. In the Bible, a man named Job raised the question: “If an able-bodied man dies can he live again?” Then he answered: “I shall wait [in the grave] until my relief comes. [God] will call, and I myself shall answer.” (Job 14:14, 15) What a joy it will be when that time arrives and the dead are reunited with their loved ones! “What happens when you die”, Find the Bible’s answers to this question at (Go to Bible Teachings -› Bible Questions Answered.
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Mardy K

To the family and close friends of Jack, I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Deepest sympathies to the entire Murphy family. Joan, Kim, Donna, Jay and Dennis my prayers are especially with you all during this difficult time, God bless.
Comment | Posted at 06:33pm via Condolence

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