Sean P. Murphy, 49 of Raynham formerly of Bridgewater died surrounded by his family on May 13, 2020 after a battle with aggressive cancer. Sean is the beloved son of William and Linda (Lawson) Murphy of Bridgewater. Undeniably, a “Mammas Boy”, he was a graduate of BR Class of 1989, and served in the Marine Corps.
After his service, he began a long career in telecommunications which began in the Local 2223 for 19 years and most recently he was a proud member of the Local 103 with McDonald Electric Corp of Hingham. Sean rarely missed a football, basketball, lacrosse, karate, swim, gymnastics practice/game or anything his nieces and nephews may have been into during that time. Besides being on a field or in a school gym, Sean could often be found rushing to Crossfit to meet his sister Kelly whom he shared a passionate love for each other’s well being and fitness. Sean thrived and relied on his early morning therapeutic daily phone calls he would make during his commute with his brother Ryan to check in and talk about how the previous day had been and share any minute detail as to what his niece had said or done the day before. Sean always checked his phone at the beginning and end of everyday to make sure he had not missed a phone call from his brother in law Bill. In case he needed Sean to help move, install something, or more likely to make sure he was not needed to listen and offer advice about the kids.
His love and devotion for his siblings followed by the birth of their children, was uniquely parental and it never occurred to him that he was not equally responsible for their upbringing. In 2013, while at his nephew’s and now stepson’s football game he met the love of his life Corinne G Cooney. The two both loved their mornings, oftentimes enjoying a Sunday before dawn breakfast at Dave’s Diner followed by Church services and a weekly early bird dinner. Afterwards always rushing to get home just to catch a brief moment with his stepson to make sure Tommy didn’t need anything, car repairs, support or advice. Or, much more often, sharing a crazy belly laughing childhood teenage story of his own after cooking them dinner on the grill. Sean and Corinne both absolutely adored their siblings, nephews and nieces. Some of Sean and Corrine's best memories that were filled with laughs were on visits to their houses.
Sean was a devout Christian and active member of Rockland Calvary Church. He “Loved Jesus” and always found comfort in the teachings of the Bible. Sean was a motorcycle enthusiast and like clockwork could be found on Saturday mornings at his lifelong friend Jamie’s garage with the “Crew” in Bridgewater where he would tinker with his newly refurbished Harley Fat Boy. He always enjoyed his time at “the garage” where they all missed their best buddy, the late Mark Merianos. Sean was a big guy with a huge heart. Incredibly strong and fiercely loyal. He was the number one protector of all his friends and relatives and including all his Bridgewater “boys”. His big smile and gentle way will be greatly missed.
Sean was the loving husband of Corinne G Murphy of Raynham and stepfather of Thomas J Cooney. Devoted, loving brother of Kelly Murphy-Whiting and her husband and his lifelong friend and brother in law, Bill Whiting of Bridgewater, Ryan Murphy and his wife and friend, Melissa Murphy of Raynham. Proud and loving “Uncle Donut” to Michael Whiting, Zachary Whiting, Kaylie Whiting and Liana Murphy. Nephews by marriage and heart, David, Daniel and Alex Carlino of Bridgewater. Also survived by many loving relatives and dear friends.
Services will be held at a later date at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.