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January 1, 1970 - April 30, 2005
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Medway – John “Jack” Henry Murphy, 70, died unexpectedly Saturday, April
30, 2005 at the Milford Regional Hospital.
He was the husband of Charlene (Bowes) Murphy, they had been married for
He was a resident of Medway for the past ten years and was formerly of
Born in Natick, he was the son of the late John and Ruth (Doherty) Murphy.
He was a graduate of Natick High School, class of 1952 and Fairfield
University, class of 1958.
Mr. Murphy retired in 1997 from the Hanscom Air Force Base where he was
a civilian employee for 10 years. He had been a Lt. Commander in the U. S.
Coast Guard for 20 years, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Murphy
was an enthusiastic member of the International Hemingway Society, he also
enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.
Beside his wife, he is survived by his son, James Courtney Murphy and his
wife Jenny of Utah; daughters, Dori-Ann Murphy and Michelle Renee
Somers and her husband, Michael, all of Utah; step-sons, Scott E. Hollows
and his wife, Donna, and Mark J. Hollows, all of Lunenburg, MA; his
brother, Paul Murphy, of Florida; sisters, Carol Bell and her husband, Ron, of
Rhode Island and Janet Swaine and her husband, Al, of Hopkinton;
grandchildren, Stephanie, Braedon, Benjamin and John; and his
mother-in-law, Charlotte F. Rollo, of Medway.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the
Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington St., Route 16, Holliston. Burial
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.