Paul Creedon Murphy, J.D. of Acton and Englewood, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2016 at his Acton residence following a courageous, four year battle with cancer. He was the devoted husband of Joan F. (Laverty) Murphy for 49 years.
Born in Cambridge on December 22, 1939 he was the son of the late John J. and Gertrude (Lynch) Murphy.
Paul enlisted in the United States Marines and proudly served his country. Upon his return home he graduated from Suffolk University where he was President of his class. He continued his education earning a law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1972.
Paul had a long and successful career in the insurance industry both in claims and management. He was actively involved in his community serving as vice-president of the Pop-Warner league. He devoted 22 years to the Boy Scouts of American and was the Honored recipient of the prestigious "Silver Beaver Award".
Paul was an exceptional husband, father and grandfather.
He died as he lived – Peacefully and graciously.
Along with his wife Joan, Paul is survived by his daughter Tracey and her husband Jeffery Pintabona of Leominster and Gregory and his wife Karen Murphy of Pittston, Maine, his brother John Kevin Murphy and his family of Wilmington, MA, and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by Capt. Paul C. Murphy III, D.O.C.
Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Paul on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord. His Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at 11:00 am in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, 89 Arlington St., Acton, with full Military Honors to follow.
Contributions in Paul's memory may be made to:
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
909 N. Washington Street Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314