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Richard H. Murphy

August 16, 1941 June 2, 2017
Richard H. Murphy
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Richard Murphy, 75, of Willimantic, CT, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017. Richard was born in Hartford on August 16, 1941 the son of Walter and Isobel (Hughes) Murphy. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years Marie Irene. Richard was employed at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford for 35 years. After retiring, he was employed by the Windham Public Schools as a crossing guard for several years. Richard was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club of Willimantic and the Irish American Club of Willimantic. Richard and his wife enjoyed traveling, dancing, particularly polka and spending time with their family, especially their grandchildren. Richard leaves his daughter Denise Houman; two sons, Steven Murphy and David Murphy and his wife Tina, and his grandchildren: Ryan, Rachael, Matthew and Janie Eileen. He also leaves two brothers: Walter Murphy of Wethersfield and William Murphy of Rocky Hill as well as several cousins. The family wishes to thank the staff of Vanderman Place for the attentive care Richard received. His family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Bacon Funeral Home, 71 Prospect St. Willimantic. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, 6/8, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 99 Jackson St. Willimantic. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Club Rd. Windham. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richard’s memory to the Lions Club of Willimantic or a charity of your choice.
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