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John E. Murphy 1933 - 2014
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July 24, 2014
My condolences to the Murphy family. I only met you recently and briefly, but we shared common friends and interests. May the memory of a great man carry you through these difficult days.
July 23, 2014
John "Murph" Murphy was "the day crew's" first Fire Chief in the 1970s, when Jeff Selvideo, Will Paul, "the Twins" (Kirk and Karl Nelson) and myself spent so many hours at the East Great Plain firehouse through our high-school and college years. When I joined the Rose City Chorus and was named their music director, John gave me all of his Barbershop music to get me started. After his retirement, and after my wife and I moved to Canada to do Bible translation for the Naskapi, John went back to the Chorus and I returned all his music to him, so he could keep on singing "The Old Songs". What a joy to visit the Chorus from time to time when we were back in Connecticut and sing with him, or to see John and Eloise having breakfast at "Old Tymes" when I would come in with the men's group from church. Thank you for your kind words and smile that you always had for me. You will be remembered and those memories will be cherished. Our prayers are with your loving family that you leave behind. Blessings, Bill and Norma Jean
July 15, 2014
Our Deepest sympathy to Eloise-Lisa- John and Todd and all the family in the loss of John- We always enjoyed seeing him when he would come to our Norwich Car Show with his car that he loved- and he was a good and highly respected man--May your beautiful memories help you through this sad time.
July 15, 2014
Eloise
July 15, 2014
Dear Eloise,

We were shocked and saddened to learn of John's passing. Our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in our prayers.

John and Anita Szostak
July 15, 2014
Eloise and family. Sorry for your loss. John was a good person to know. Rosemarie (Buttacavoli) Topor a 1952 graduate of NFA.
July 15, 2014
John and Tammy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I remember his big smile, happy demeanor, and his overwhelming generosity to help the Fire-Ettes when needed. He was a great man.
July 14, 2014
Sorry to read about the loss of your dad.
July 14, 2014
so sorry for your loss i first met murph at norwich iron when i worked for dahl later i became friends when i was with the baltic fire dept.great guy
July 14, 2014
John and family, I am very sorry for the loss of your father. May God be with you at this time of sorrow. Take care, Trish C
July 13, 2014
Eloise, John, Lisa, Todd & Families,
So sorry to hear of John's passing. The Murphy's were such a good friends to our family. So many good memories of him that will last a life time. His boundless energy and smile would liven up any room in which he was present. I considerate myself fortunate to have known him for most of my life. I am sure he is with my father right now collecting quarters from the gang. I send my sincerest sympathies and prayers to all of you.
July 12, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the Murphy family. The Chief was a gentleman and always a pleasure to be with. RIP Chief Murphy. You will be missed.
July 12, 2014
RIP Mr. Murphy , I remember you would come in every morning to Stricks Bakery for your Coffee and Hard Roll with Butter. May god be with your family > fly high god bless you
July 12, 2014
John, Tammy and Family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. He will be missed by many.
July 12, 2014
So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Murphy family. May Mr. Murphy Rest in Peace.
July 12, 2014
My condolence to the Murphy family, I met John in the Barbershoppers, a fellow lead singer, I will miss him. Steve Papineau,Florida.
July 12, 2014
I am so sorry to hear that John has passed, he will be deeply missed by all of us in the Johnson family and will always be in our prayers. I had the pleasure of serving with John when he was with the the East Great Plain fire company Inc.
Respectfully
Philip Johnson
Pass Chief Laurel Hill Vol. Fire Co.Inc
July 12, 2014
Eloise Tammy and John We were sorry to read of Johns passing. We always enjoyed talking with John at Daley gatherings. Pat and Barbara Patten
July 11, 2014
Eloise,& Family, John will be miss..for it was our honor to meet him!May his journey now take him to a place of freedom..while he watches over all as your healing begins..Blessing your way xo James Sousa,Cheryl Terranova & Jimbo
July 11, 2014
My Dear Eloise,My Deepest Condolences and Prayer,s to You and your Family.John and I have been friends since NFA Class of 1952.I will always remember His Smile and keep his
Memory in my Heart Forever!
July 11, 2014
Rest in Peace Mr. Murphy
July 11, 2014
Todd, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...God Bless you! Gary W.
July 11, 2014
Dear Eloise I am so sorry for your loss.You were both wonderful neighbors and you both will always be a bright memory of my childhood. Love, George.
July 11, 2014
So sorry for your loss Eloise, John was a great person. He will be sadly missed.
July 11, 2014
Many fond memories of John and the Murphy family. My prayers and condolences are with you all on his passing.
July 11, 2014
Dear Eloise and Family, Our hearts are with you. John was a super guy and will be missed. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marilyn and Tom
July 10, 2014
I was lucky when I married into the LeFrancois family, but how lucky can you get when the Murphy family was part of the deal. John welcomed me openly and my deep respect for him deepened over the years. I will miss him. My prayers are with the whole Murphy clan.
Lew Resseguie
July 10, 2014
I will always remember his wonderful smile and jovial laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Karen Andrew
July 10, 2014
To the Murphy Family,

I have known John for over 35 years in the Fire Service and will miss that smile and kind words he always had. John loved those sports cars and would always tell you a story about his recent experience. I wish to extend my condolences on the loss of John. May he rest in peace!
July 10, 2014
Eloise--I extend condolences on John's death...his life was certainly a meaningful one is every element of those words...please convey my sympathy to the other members of the family...
July 10, 2014
I was very sorry to read of John's death. He was a lot of fun when we were together as kids growing up in Norwich. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Take care, Bill Pedace, Rio Rancho, NM
July 10, 2014
To the entire family. Thank you all so much for sharing Murph with all of us his friends.

When you saw him, you could always be sure it was going to be a funny conversation.

He was an asset to the entire community of Norwich as well as the East Great Plain Fire Department.

What a great friend, Father and Husband he was.

I look at this picture and this is what you always saw when you met him.

God Bless you Murph.
July 10, 2014
Dear Eloise,John,Tammy and family
My sincerest sympathies to all of you at this sad time of loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Elizabeth Yeznach
July 10, 2014
Sorry to hear of chiefs passing he was a great man .he will be greatly missed. Peggy and Dan Auger
July 10, 2014
To the Murphy Family, please accept our condolences.
Roger and Louise Caprilozzi
July 10, 2014
John, Tammy and Family,
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Dad. I know how much he meant to you. Think of him often, and it will be those memories that put a smile back on your face. Thinking of all of you.
July 10, 2014
Very sad to hear of Mr. Murphys passing. Please be comforted in all the fond memories. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. A "great" man indeed! God bless!
July 10, 2014
Very sorry for your loss. Mr. Murphy was a treasure of a man. From the first time I met him playing charades on Page Street to seeing him (& Mrs. Murphy) at Todd's he always made me feel welcome and happy. He will be missed by all.
July 10, 2014
My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you all.
Anne McManus-Ricatta
July 10, 2014
To the Murphy family, So sorry for your lose. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
July 10, 2014
To the Murphy Family, My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. He always was a friendly , happy man when Isaw him, at family functions at Tammy & John's. You will have many good memories.
July 10, 2014
To the entire Murphy family-
Our deepest sympathies are with you during this sad time. Mr Murphy was a wonderful man, and will be sorely missed.
Al and Stephanie Trombley
July 10, 2014
Dear Eloise and family,
So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was always so fun to listen to and such a happy guy. Bob will keep on buying that Gallo wine don't you worry...We have so many of fond memories of him at Jennifer and Patrick's' gatherings, our sincere sympathies to you Todd and our prayers to the family.
July 10, 2014
What a sweet man, I never once saw him without that beautiful smile.
So sorry for your loss
July 10, 2014
To the Murphy Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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