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Gary M. Murphy

Born: Mon., Dec. 26, 1949
Died: Tue., Feb. 7, 2012


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
Location: Witty's Funeral Home- ORANGE


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Gary M. Murphy

WENDELL DEPOT- Gary M. Murphy, 62, of 444 Wendell Depot Road, died on Tuesday, February 07, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family at his side.
Born in Springfield on December 26, 1949, he was a son of Thomas J. and Victoria A. (Nowak) Murphy Sr. and grew up in Wilbraham.
Following high school, Gary enlisted in the United States Army on April 28, 1969 and served during the Vietnam War. He received a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, as well as 2 overseas bars. Gary was honorably discharged on May 25, 1972.
Gary married Sandra (Noyes) on May 5, 1973 and have enjoyed over 38 years together.
Employed by the Rodney Hunt Company in Orange as a group leader, he had 31 years with the company before retiring.
He cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He had also enjoyed camping and fishing.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Sandra Murphy of Wendell Depot; daughters, Shannon Murphy and Heather Jenks and her husband, Warren, all of Orange; a son, Benjamin Murphy and his fiancée, Melissa Judd, of Wendell Depot; grandchildren, Travis Murphy, Brandon Jenks, Brent Jenks, and Brooke Jenks; a sister, Barbara Carr of Palmer; brothers, Thomas Murphy Jr. of Westfield, Patrick Murphy of West Warren, Joseph Murphy of Wilbraham, Brian Murphy of Hampden, and Michael Murphy of Palmer; several nephews and nieces; and his best friend and walking companion, his dog “Oliver”.
Gary was predeceased by both his parents.
There are no calling hours.
A memorial service with military honors will be held on Saturday afternoon, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, ORANGE, with the Rev. Julia Daley of the Orange United Methodist Church officiating.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, ORANGE, is directing the arrangements.
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Carole Gullage
   Posted Tue February 07, 2012
Mother Murphy,Shannon, Heather,Ben and all of your extended families, I'm so sorry to hear about Gary! Your lives together were much too short. Thinking of you all!

Bernal & Shirley (Pratt) Coffin
   Posted Tue February 07, 2012
Our sincere sympathy to you Sandy and your entire family. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that many people are thinking of you and praying for you and your family. Gary is now at peace in God''''s loving hands.

Joe and Sally Bagdonas
   Posted Tue February 07, 2012
Dear Sandy and family...We send our dearest condolences. We know Gary battled with his utmost energy and at such a young age joined the arms of our Dear Lord. We pray that your broken hearts will heal quickly and your joyous memories will be the chat of each gathering your have. We are sending our love and hugs to you all. God Bless You.

Sylvia and Bob Carey
   Posted Wed February 08, 2012
Sandy and family; Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our condolences to the entire family during this most difficult time.

Michael and JoAnn Kolick
   Posted Wed February 08, 2012
Sandy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. For so long I have you know you and your children that my heart goes out to you. May god be with your family through this difficult time. We all know that with time our hearts heal, but good times,good family and good friends are but the best things in life god has given us.

God be with you,

JoAnn and Michael Kolick

Bob & Laurie Shaw
   Posted Wed February 08, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family. Gary will be deeply missed by everyone.

Travis Murphy ~ Michelle Simmington
   Posted Wed February 08, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to all of you..... may you find comfort in knowing he is not in any more pain...

I love you and miss you Papa....

donnie noyes
   Posted Wed February 08, 2012
Sorry for your loss! God bless.

Brandon Jenks
   Posted Wed February 08, 2012
Papa,
You were a great Papa, I had
So much fun with you And i enjoyed
Hanging out with you You always made me laugh

I love you and miss you a lot Papa

Love Brandon

Faith Pace
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Sandy and family, We are so sorry to hear of Gary''''''''s passing.Our prayers and hearts go out to all of you.
Love Faith, John, & Marilyn

Marie Noyes Fuller
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
So sorry Sandy for you and your family. You certainly have had a lot of loss in your family. I hope time and wonderful memories help comfort you and bring you peace.

Linda Bradley (Matusevich)
   Posted Fri February 10, 2012
Dear Sandy, Shannon & Family

I am so very sad to hear of Gary''s death. I am glad he didn''t have to suffer too long. He is at peace. You all have been through so much and at this time need to keep each other strong.
With much sympathy, Linda & Bill

Joe & Jennifer
   Posted Fri February 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sandy, Shannon, Heather and Benji during this difficult time and always. Gary will forever be in our hearts

Mary & Norm
   Posted Fri February 10, 2012
Our condolences to the entire family during this most difficult time.


Deepest Sympathy,
Mary & Norman

Brenda Cleveland
   Posted Sat February 11, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to the Murphy family. May you find comfort in the cherished memories you hold in your hearts.
Kevin, Brenda & Emily

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