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James F. Murphy

July 5, 1941 September 15, 2022
James  F.  Murphy
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Obituary for James F. Murphy

James F. “Jimmy” Murphy died unexpectedly on Thursday, September 15, 2022. He was 81 years old.


Jimmy was born in Boston on July 5, 1941. He grew up in Charlestown where he attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and graduated from Charlestown High School in 1959. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1960, serving in West Germany, until his discharge in 1963.


He met the love of his life, Anne L. “Annie” Vinagro, in 1964, and they were married in October 1965. They bought their first home together that year in Billerica and began their 57 year marriage together. They remained in Billerica for the next 29 years where they raised their two sons. They were inseparable. He worked for the United States Post Office for 38 years in Arlington and Boston. They moved to York Beach permanently in 1994 and worked at Bill & Bob’s and Sweet Josie's Candy Store until moving to Scituate Harbor this past summer.


Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Timothy R. Murphy and his wife Courtney of Cohasset, and Thomas R. Murphy and his wife Valerie of Hudson, NH. He is “Dar” to Christopher and Marissa Murphy, and “Papa" to Vivianna and Francesca Murphy.


He is predeceased by his brother Cornelius J. “Dodie” Murphy and is survived by his brother Michael “Mickey" Murphy of Wilmington and his sister, Irene “Renie" Murphy of Vero Beach, Florida.


He was Uncle Jimmy to the Lentines, Morrisons, Vinagros, Moriconis, Murphys, Devlins and Dohertys and beloved by everyone that knew him.


He is the beloved son of the late Cornelius J. and Mary E.(Goggin).


In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mr. Murphy to the Billerica Scholarship Foundation, 365 Boston Rd, Billerica, MA 01821.




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Visitation

Monday

19

Sep

3:00 PM 9/19/2022 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/19/2022 7:00:00 PM
Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home

66 Concord Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home
66 Concord Road Billerica 01821 MA
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

20

Sep

10:00 AM 9/20/2022 10:00:00 AM
St. Theresa Church

466 Boston Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821

St. Theresa Church
466 Boston Rd. Billerica 01821 MA
United States
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