Roger W. Murphy Jr.
June 17, 1937 - March 27, 2017
Roger W. Murphy, Jr., 79, of Raynham, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Kindred Forestview after a lengthy illness.
Born June 17, 1937 in Brockton, he was the beloved brother of the late Raymond and Robert Murphy, ex husband of the late Catherine Donahue and also a good friend and ex husband of Mildred Mahr. He served in the United States Air Force and worked in the construction business for several years. He enjoyed spending time with family and socializing with friends. He was a member of the Enterprise Club and the Conti Club in Brockton. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the New England Patriots.
Roger was a proud Brocktonian and was honored to be Brockton’s Irish Man of the Year in 2015.
He is survived by his children, Don Shearing, Kathleen Minnock, John Murphy, Christopher Murphy, Roger Murphy, III, and the late Timothy Murphy; he is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, a Memorial Gathering will be held in the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (RT123) Brockton on Friday, March 31st from 10:00AM-12:00PM followed by a funeral service at 12:00PM in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Brockton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. www.stjude.org
Visitation: Russell & Pica-Brockton