John Murphy

John Murphy

November 15th, 1930 January 30th, 2020

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Obituary for John J. Murphy Jr.

John J Murphy of Melrose, formerly of North Cambridge, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2020 at the age of 89, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Viola (Vennell). Loving father of Sharon Daley of Melrose, Sheila Murphy and her former husband and close friend James Lenkauskas of Tewksbury, Patricia Medeiros and her husband Harold of Tewksbury. Beloved son of the late Eleanor (Robillard) and John J. Murphy. Dear brother of Lorraine Murphy and her husband Francis of Cambridge, Donna Johnson and her husband Joseph of Tewksbury, his late identical twin Joseph and wife Phyllis, and late sister Sheila. Dear friend and companion of Patricia Sears of Melrose. Survived by his grandchildren Michael, Billy, Daniel , Lauren, Janel, Amanda, Cameron, Sean and the late Scott Ryan; as well as his great grandchildren Michael Marion, Cadence, Olivia and Greyson Medeiros. Also survived by his extended special family Taylor Medeiros, Ben Herman, Jacquelyn Hopkinson and Amy DiPace. Also survived by his many loving nieces and nephews. John was proud to be a US Marine and veteran of the Korean War. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation in Saint John’s Church, Mass Ave., NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Wednesday from 9:30-11 am. Followed by a funeral mass at 11 am. Burial in Cambridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
    9:30am - 11:00am
  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 |
    Cambrige Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Cambridge, Massachusetts
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    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

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My deepest sympathy to John's family. Even though I haven't seen John for many years the memories will always remain.

Comment | Posted at 07:49pm via Condolence

Lorraine B

I don't know you I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing he is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays always remember the good times you had with him
Comment | Posted at 12:45am via Condolence


I extend my heartfelt sympathy to the Murphy family. May those precious memories of your dear loved one
John be foremost in your hearts and minds along with this wonderful promise that our creator makes to us at Revelation 21:4 and the marvelous guarantee in verse 5. Again, my sincere condolences.
Comment | Posted at 04:39am via Condolence

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