SOUTH YARMOUTH- Brian F. Murphy, 76, of South Yarmouth, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at his home.
Born on November 13, 1942, in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Honorable J. Frederick Murphy and Anna T. (Dupuis) Murphy.
Brian grew up in Pawtucket, RI and spent his summers at his family’s home in Wickford, RI. Following graduation from high school, he attended Providence College for a little time. After his short stint of college, Brian decided to enlist in the United States Airforce National Guard.
Once he was discharged from the Airforce, Brian moved to Newport where he spent some of the best years of his life. He worked at the Castle Hill Inn, one of the most reputable hotels in all of Newport, where he stayed in the cabins that were reserved for employees.
While he was not working at the Castle Hill Inn, he could be found exploring the city, boating, and sailing. During the winter season, he would head north and ski in the mountains of Northern New England. His passion for skiing led to him opening his own ski shop which he owned and operated for a few years.
Brian is survived by his sister, Colleen Wilk of West Falmouth; his nieces, Meaghan Powers of Hollis, New Hampshire, Courtney Infascelli of Plymouth, and Ashley Wilk of West Falmouth; and also several extended family members.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his nephew, Jason Frederick Wilk, whom passed away in 1982.
In accordance with Brian’s wishes, services and burial will be private.