William J. Murphy, 77, of Briarcliff Manor and East Hampton, N.Y., died April 27. He was born in the Bronx, June 3, 1935, to Mary and Patrick Murphy.
His loving wife Dell; four daughters and spouses, Doreen and Edward Kelleher of Sandy Hook, Suzanne and Scott Holmes and Lynn and Edmund Miramonte, all of Charlotte, N.C., and Kathleen and Mitchell Spichiger of Glen Rock, N.J.; siblings Patrick Murphy and Mariellen Berkheimer; 11 grandchildren, including Kate and Dylan Kelleher of Sandy Hook; and several nieces and nephews survive Mr Murphy.
Mr Murphy enjoyed a rewarding career as an agent with Allstate Insurance Co, maintaining an office in Rockefeller Center for several decades.
Visitation will be at the Waterbury & Kelly Funeral Home, 1300 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., Tuesday, April 30, from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 1, at 10 am, at St Theresa’s Church, 1394 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Graymoor, the home of the Franciscan Sisters and Friars of the Atonement, at www.atonementfriars.org, or to the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, at www.newtown-ambulance.org.