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Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.

Thomas J. Murphy, Jr.

Visiting hours are on Tuesday, January 22nd from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Thomas J. Murphy, Jr., who died on Thursday, January 17th at Golden Living-Elmhurst, following a long illness, at 92 years.  Family & friends are invited to attend the funeral from the funeral home on Wednesday, January 23rd at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 10 a.m.  Born & raised in Somerville, he was a 1938 alumnus of Somerville High School.  He also attended Boston University.  Mr. Murphy joined the United States Navy in September of 1942 & served until March of 1946.  Most of his working career was spent with the Army Corps of Engineers, as a Property Manager.  Mr. Murphy held a Massachusetts Real Estate Broker’s License & worked within the industry for over 20 years.  He was a principal in the firm of “Mallard, Moriarty & Murphy” of the North Shore, & worked until his late seventies.  The family lived in Revere for over 50 years, moving to Lynnfield in 1996.  He was a long-time member of the Revere Council, Knights of Columbus #179 & the Lynnfield Seniors.  Both he & his wife were devotees of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield & were both Eucharistic Ministers at the Church.  He is the beloved & faithful husband of 62 years to Catherine F. (Countie).  The couple would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this Sunday (January 20th).  He is the devoted father of, Joan M. Marks & her husband, Peter W. of Winthrop, Anne M. Russell of West Peabody & Thomas J. Murphy, III of Natick, & the late, Karen M. Zappala.  He is the Cherished Grandfather to: Meredith Cooke & her husband James Cooke, Jonathan & Ashley Marks all of Winthrop, Kevin Russell of Stoneham, Matt Russell of Los Angeles, California, Shannon Russell of Reading, Brittany Zappala-Acciavatti & her husband, Thomas & Miss Alex Zappala, all of Lynnfield, & Coleman Murphy of Paris, France.  He was also the Brother of the late, Rita Zappelli, & is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery of Lynnfield.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

Services

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield.

Interment

Forest Hill Cemetery, Lynnfield.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

 

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  1. Edward Rouillard
    Jan 21 2013

    Peter and Joan
    Barbara and I extend our sincere condolences to the Murphy and Marks families. Our prayers are with you during this period of grief.
    Buzz and Barbara

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