Skip to content

James J. Murphy

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, Revere, for James J. Murphy, who died unexpectedly at Colonial Poplin Way of Fremont, NH on Saturday, September 15th, at 92 years.  The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 11 a.m., followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Born & raised in Revere, he was a 1937 alumnus of Revere High School.  In January of 1942, he began his United States Navy career, serving in  Naples, Italy, and was discharged February 9, 1947 at the Chelsea Naval Hospital, Chelsea, MA for injuries sustained during his service.  He is a World War II Veteran, & he was the recipient of the Purple Heart & the Good Conduct Medal.  After the war, he returned home & married Agnes M. (Dillon).  They enjoyed a “love story” romance & life together, for 64 years, ending with her death in June of 2011.  The couple were world travelers & often took along their nieces & nephews on extended trips.  Their generosity is legendary.  Jim opened & operated for over 40 years, The Murphy Insurance Agency on Beach St., Revere.  The couple retired in the late 1980’s.  He was the son of the late Ambrose J. & Mary E. “Mabel” (Foley) Murphy.  He was also the Brother of the late, Fred Murphy, Sr., Mabel O’Donnell, Ambrose “Terry” & John Murphy & Grace Callina.  He is the beloved uncle to: Paul Callina, Jr. & his wife, Patricia & Mary Ann Nicosia & her husband, Jack, all of Raymond, NH, Fred Murphy, Jr. of California, Timothy Murphy & Deborah Murphy Carpenter both of Florida.  Also lovingly survived by his four grand-nephews, Jamison Nicosia of MA, Thomas Nicosia of NH, Justin & Martin Callina both of CA.  Both Jim & Agnes were devotees of Immaculate Conception Parish Family & the former St. Theresa’s Parish of Revere.  A little known fact about the Murphy’s, was their unfledging support of St. Theresa’s Church.  For many years, the oil bill was a constant concern of our beloved late Father O’Leary & Father Gaudette.  Jim & Agnes were always there with an unusually extraordinary gift to help keep the “fires burning.”  In Revere, as the years have rolled by, the beneficence of many an old Revere family were hallmark to the goodness, kindness & often, anonymous generosity these folks were made of.  May they all enjoy the special reward they worked & lived for, in a share of the “eternal life.”  Amen and Amen and Alleluia!


Visiting Hours

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Funeral Service

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Return to Obituaries

Send your condolences.


Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published or shared.