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Harold V. Murphy Jr., 91,

Harold V. Murphy Jr., 91, of Milford, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Blaire House Assisted Living in Milford MA. He was the husband of the late Shirley A. (Donahue) Murphy who passed away in 2017. He was born in Milford son of the late Harold V. Murphy Sr. and the late Catherine (Marcoletti) Murphy and was a lifelong Milford resident. He was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1943. He was a graduate from St. Michael’s College in Vermont where he received a Bachelor’s degree in education and also received a Master’s degree from Worcester State College. He was a World War II Navy Veteran.  

  Mr. Murphy retired in 1980 from the Mendon Upton Regional school district where he was employed as a teacher for 35 years.  He was the First Ordained Eucharist Minister at St Mary’s, Member of legion, VFW, K of C, Member of MTA & MRTA , PTO St Mary's & Mendon Upton Regional   Pres. Teacher Assoc. Mendon Upton,  Pres St. Joseph Guild, Director Adult Ed Nipmuc, Chairman Troop 6 Boy Scouts, Treasurer committee 200th Anniversary Milford     

 He is survived by his children, Harold V. Murphy III and his wife Ellen of Hopedale, Sean Murphy and his wife Catherine of Blackstone, Patrick Murphy and his wife Danielle of Wake Forest NC, Colleen and her husband Robert Malnati of Hopedale, Erin and her husband William Berardi of Grafton, Megan Murphy of Milford, twelve grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren, sister, Marilyn Dupre, brother-in-law, Ronald Benoit and many nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his son Michael Murphy, great-granddaughter, Peyton Killian,      his sisters, Louisa Benoit and Rosemary Murphy, brother-in-law’s, Alphonse Dupre, Willian Donahue and wife Emilia, and Raymond Donahue and wife Carol, sister-in-law’s, Grace Geake and husband John, Helen Brown and husband Bob,     The funeral will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9 A.M. at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M. at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Winter St. The burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Calling hours will be held Monday from 5 to 7 P.M.    

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham MA 02452

Guest Book

Megan & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met your dad and mom several times and they were very nice. I hope is that you find peace in your memories of him. God bless you all and may your dad Rest In Peace. Jim
Jim Fitzpatrick

My Dear Megan & Family, Mr Murphy was my science teacher in middle school, never knowing that many years later his daughter would become one of my closest and dearest friends. May your family find peace and healing in all the wonderful memories. Peace, love and light to you all.
~Christine Safstrom

It's so difficult to know what to say. Erin and the entire extended family, I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Harold was such a wonderful man. My parents loved your parents tremendously ! Our summer visits were a beautiful rite of passage. My father always looked forward to the time he would spend playing cards and talking with your father. It helps me to know they are back together again. Enjoy your new blessed new life in heaven Uncle Harold ! LOVE Barbara
Barbara E Nipe

Colleen, Erin and the entire Murphy family I am so sad to hear the news I loved both your parents I have so many found memories my thoughts and prayers with all of you may be rip know
Judy miles

Cheryl, Angelina, and I are so sorry for your loss, but we know you're comforted knowing he is with Aunt Shirley again. Hold on to each other and all the great memories of your beloved father. We love you!
The Watters Family

I will never forget anything you taught me. I couldn't have had a better teacher! You will be missed Mr. Murphy. You have had such an impact for so many years. Thank you. I am very saddened.
Tracey Fleming

Sad to hear of your loss. Mr. Murphy was an excellent teacher at Nipmuc. His sister Louise Benoit was my wife's aunt. Peace be upon all his family. Bless you.
Lance Caputo

My deepest sympathies to the family. I too had Mr Murphy as a teacher in middle school. I'll never forget him, quite a wonderful teacher. He made so many memories that will last a lifetime for so many students. RIP Mr Murphy. So deeply saddened for your family, peace to all who loved him.
Becky Zarella (Chamberlain)

Sorry for your loss. Mr. Murphy was my Science teacher back at Miscoe Hill Middle School back in 1986. He was a great man.
Adam Cooper

Colleen, Erin and Harry, My Dad went to school with your Dad and always spoke highly of him. I am so sorry and my Thoughts are with your Families. He is Home Now with your Mom and at Peace. Always Beverly jones
Beverly (Earl) Jones

To the Murphy Family, My sincere and deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of your Dad. Mr. Murphy was my 7th grade math teacher at Nipmuc. Thank you Mr. Murphy for your devotion to your students. RIP.
Jim Aldrich

i was a student of Mr. Murphys . he was my favorite teacher. i learned a lot from him. thank sir for being a wonderful person and teacher, you will be missed.
cheryl mc Fetridge

Thank you Mr. Murphy for the the awesome teacher that you were, You inspired many to be the best best they could be,and will be missed by the many people's lives you touched . God bless,Robert Bethel
Robert Bethel

Colleen, Erin and the whole Murphy clan.......I'm so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing! I have some fond memories of your parents in our "Fair" days! My thoughts and prayers are with you all and I pray you all find peace and comfort in all the wonderful memories you share, and in knowing that he is once again with his love!! May they rest in the sweetest peace, together!! All my love to you!
Jackie Cardinal Chipman

Mr. Murphy was a wonderful teacher and a truly nice man, god bless
Kellie St. Onge

Colleen I'm so very sorry for the of you father. My prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl Keniston Geary

My sincere condolences to all of the Murphy family.I too had Mr Murphy as my 7th grade teacher.May he r.i.p
Kathleen Ferris

Murphy Family- Just received word of your Dad' s passing away. I am away on vacation and won't be able to attend services but you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of your Dad as a teacher of my seventh grade math class but more as my friend when I started at Nipmuc. We spent much time together and shred many good times when we worked together. He and your Mom attended my wedding and gave us a special salad bowl which I still treasure. I also treasure his friendship and will always hold wonderful memories in my heart. Although I can't be with you, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Wayne Phipps

Harry and Ellen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss your dad had a special way about him , every time I saw him he had a quirky smile for me. He is at home with your mother. We were on vacation and missed the wake for that special man. Lenny and Marcia Izzo
Lenny & Marcia Izzo

Patrick and Family, I am very sorry for your lost. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. I hope that you find comfort in the wonderful memories and life your father led.
Fanny Augustin

Mr.Murphy..Rest in Peace ...Jim & I were both students of yours at Nipmuc..we`ll always remember you..Our deepest sympathy to you family. Jim & Linda Creasia
Jim & Linda Creasia

Dear Patrick, Danielle, Campbell and Kennedy, You are in our prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time. May it comfort you all to know your Mom and Dad are together once again, and leave you with such loving memories. Lynne and Jerry Palmer & family
Lynne Palmer

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