Michael J. "Mickey" Murphy

  • Born: March 24, 1944
  • Died: January 3, 2020
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family


Michael J. "Mickey" Murphy, 75, of Bedford, died January 3, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in South Boston, MA on March 24, 1944, he was the son of the late John T. and Margaret (Costello) Murphy. Mickey was a graduate of South Boston High, class of 1961 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was employed with Allen Bradley Products, as plant manager, for 35 years before retiring in 2007.
Mickey was an avid New England sports fan. He enjoyed spending winters with his wife Linda, in Florida, and attending Red Sox spring training. He also enjoyed time spent in his yard and was a meticulous landscaper. He enjoyed starting his day at the gym with friends. People gravitated toward Mickey because he always gave the best advice. He was very smart, strong, and family oriented. He played a very large part in his grandchildren's lives and they love to share his stories. Above all else, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Surviving family members include Mickey's beloved wife of 54 years, Linda L. (Hatch) Murphy of Bedford; one daughter, Michelle M. Kafejelis and husband Nick of Bedford; one son, Michael P. Murphy of Sarasota, FL; five grandchildren, Meghan Murphy, Erin Murphy, Nicholas Kafejelis, Michael Murphy, and Matthew Kafejelis; two sisters, Margaret "Peggy" Hogan, and Kathleen Kwiatanowski; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Lorraine Nee, and one brother, John T. Murphy.
SERVICES: Calling hours are 5 to 7 pm, on Tuesday at Lambert Funeral Home& Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., Manchester. A Service of Remembrance, followed by military honors, will begin promptly at 7pm on Tuesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, NH Chapter, 360 Rte 101, Bedford, NH 03110.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

I just learned of Mike's untimely death, and while I did not know Mike well, I loved his humor whenever I saw him at the Welliot gym. He brightened everyone's day and left us all with smiles and laughter. He will be missed!
With sincerest sympathy,
Helene Belanger

Posted by Helene Belanger - Manchester, NH - Acquaintance   January 14, 2020

Candle

Dear Linda Just learned of Mickeys passing. We are so sorry for your family's loss. He was a wonderful, man. We have many fond memories of him. Please know you &your family are in our thoughts and praye Cathey & Bill Nastar

Posted by Catherine & Bill Nastar - Marshfield, MA - Friend   January 14, 2020

To Michelle, Nick and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Grieving is a natural process we all endure but remembering the happy events and funny moments shared with Mr. Murphy help ease the sorrow. The Officers and Firefighters of Engine Co. #2.

Posted by Charles Pierson Jr. - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 07, 2020

Proud Papa

Posted by Erin Murphy - Cambridge, MA - Grandchild   January 07, 2020

The Spring Training Crew

Posted by Michael Murphy - FL   January 07, 2020

I was devastated to hear today about the passing of Mike. My name is Bill Ruwell and Mike and I worked out at the Elliot gym. I just recently to a transport position at the Elliot Hospital where I was able to move Mike around for his treatment. I also spent some time with him in his hospital room. What I can say about Mike was that he was a genuine person, one with great empathy and heart and an individual who should be remembered as a gentleman. I am unable to attend the viewing but please accept my sincere condolences. - Bill Ruwell

Posted by William RUWELL - Dunbarton, NH - Friend   January 06, 2020

I remember going out on vacation with Linda and Mike also going to Jimmy Buffett concert having a blast. Worked with him for 14 years at Rockwell automation always was at my side will miss him in my heart and I send my condolences to his wife Mary and to his two kids. He will be missed.

Posted by Phyllis Hanel - Bedford, NH - Friend   January 06, 2020

The family is grieving to have has lost a tremendous family man and father and husband. We at the Welliot gym have lost a friend and someone who lifted our spirits every day with his enjoyable friendship, crafty comments and gifted commentary of the day. God bless you Mike and rest in peace.

Posted by Stan Popielarz - bedford, NH - Friend   January 06, 2020

So very sorry and sad to hear of Mickey's passing ..never easy to loose those we love so very dearly .. may your many wonderful memories and love that can never be taken away help you especially during this very difficult time . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Tony & Carmela Armano

Posted by Carmela Armano - Concord, NH - Friend   January 06, 2020

Dear Linda,
Gail and I were very sad to hear of Mike's passing.
He was a great friend and neighbor.
We'll miss him tremendously.
Love,
Jeff, Gail, Alex and Sam

Posted by Jeff Joy - Bedford, NH - Friend   January 06, 2020

Posted by MIke Murphy - Sarasota, FL - Son   January 05, 2020


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