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Charles E. Murphy Jr.
February 22, 1944 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, where family and friends can gather to share memories and honor Charles's life. The interment will be private.
Charles Edward Murphy Jr., a loving father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on October 25, 2023. Born in Boston, MA, on February 22, 1944, Charles was a man known for his kindness, his love for his family, and his passion for sports.
Charles was the cherished son of the late Charles E. Murphy Sr. and his wife Ruth M. Murphy (Schnabel) of Roslindale. He was a proud and dedicated father to his two sons, Charles J. Murphy and his Fiancée Ivy Payne of Hyde Park, and Matthew J. Murphy and his Fiancée Alison Saulnier of Walpole. Charles also held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, Mariah, Charles, Ava, Madison, and Logan. He was a beloved brother to Paul Murphy and wife Maryann of Everett. MA., Richard Murphy of Bradford, MA, Ruth Richard (Murphy) and husband Paul Richard of Randolph, MA, Carol Credle (Murphy) and husband Robert Credle of Dorchester, MA, Robert Murphy and wife Debbie of South Boston, MA, and David Murphy and wife Marge of South Tamworth, NH. Charles was previously married to Rose Murphy (Coury) of Norwood, MA.
Charles graduated from Hyde Park High School. He was a hardworking man who spent many years working as a machinist for Hersey Corp in Dedham, MA. He also spent time working as a bartender, a job where his friendly and outgoing nature truly shined. His colleagues and customers alike appreciated his welcoming demeanor and his ability to make everyone feel at home.
Charles was a man of many passions. He loved cooking for his family with a specialty dish of steak, mashed potatoes, and veggies. Charles was an incredible bowler, a sport he pursued with great enthusiasm and skill. He was also a left-handed baseball pitcher, a role he embraced in his youth with determination as he enjoyed the successes of his hard work on the diamond. Charles loved watching his sons play softball for the MBTA Boston Carmen's League, and his proud cheers were a constant presence at their championship games. He cherished his role as a father and grandfather, and nothing brought him more happiness than spending time with his loved ones.
In his later years, Charles enjoyed his independence yet still celebrated the holidays with his family and made a point of helping out his children and grandchildren behind the scenes whenever he had the chance. He actually enjoyed taking the MBTA bus and train service all around Boston and celebrated when he got to ride the new Orange Line trains to his appointments at Tufts Medical. He was a respectful man but loved to tease and show his comedic wit for attending medical staff during his hospital appointments and overnight stays.
Above all, Charles loved his family, his warm heart and generous spirit touched the lives of many. He had a wonderful ability to make people feel valued and loved, and always had a kind word or a helping hand to offer. Charles was the kind of person who made the world a better place simply by being in it.
Charles Edward Murphy Jr., a loving father, a dedicated grandfather, a cherished brother, and a kind friend, has left this world and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but his memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.