William D. Murphy Jr., 76, of East Falmouth, MA died on November 1st after a brief illness. Known as Bill, he was born in Newton, MA to William D. Murphy and Jane Marie Murphy. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sandra Murphy.
A proud Double Eagle, Mr. Murphy graduated Boston College High School in 1960 and Boston College in 1964. Mr. Murphy served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged in 1970. A devoted member at St. Anthony’s Parish in Falmouth, it is a tribute to his faith that he passed away on All Saints Day. Mr. Murphy was an avid sailor and loved taking his boat down Green Pond and out to the open sea, and he also worked hard at being a golfer. Bill’s always happy demeanor and sense of humor will be greatly missed but not forgotten.
In addition to his wife Sandra, Mr. Murphy leaves his daughter Margaret Hanley and her husband, Marcus Hanley of Mansfield, MA, his son William D. Murphy, III, and his step son Richard Presutti and his wife, Leticia Presutti, of New York, NY, as well as 8 grandchildren Emma Rose, Patrick, Timothy and Bridget Hanley, Morgan Murphy, and Cosima, Rocco and Massima Presutti, his sister Elizabeth T. Joseph, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his first wife Donna.
A visitation will be held at the Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home 475 Main St. (Rte 28) Falmouth on Tuesday November 5, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Church 167 East Falmouth Hwy East Falmouth on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at 10:00am. Burial will be held at a later date.