John C. Murphy
John C. Murphy, 78
Dateline: Norton, MA
John C. Murphy, age 78, of Norton, formerly of Brighton, passed peacefully, at his residence on Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth L. (Collins) Murphy, who died in 2007.
Born in Boston, MA on September 9, 1943, he was a loving son of the late Maurice Murphy.
John grew up in the Brighton neighborhood, was educated in Brookline Schools and proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy.
Mr. Murphy was employed as a Guard for the MBTA in Boston for thirty-nine years. He had made his home in Norton for the past three years having previously lived in Marshfield, Medford and Brighton.
He is survived by his devoted sons: John C. Murphy and his wife Katherine of Scituate, Joseph C. Murphy and his wife Sharon of Mansfield and Daniel P. Murphy of California. He was the cherished grandfather of Emily Murphy, Brendan Murphy, Audrey Murphy and Sean Murphy. He was the dear brother of Maurice Murphy of Florida, Ellen Murphy of Lexington and is also survived by his loving nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend a celebration of his life at The Local Waltham, 99 3rd Avenue, Waltham MA on Sunday October 3rd from 1-4.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main Street Mansfield. Visiting hours are omitted and those wishing may remember John with a donation in his memory made to a youth sports program of one’s choice.