Albert Murphy HEBERT

Obituary

HEBERT, Albert Murphy with great sadness that we announce his death. He passed away on Aug. 9, 2014. Murphy leaves behind his beloved wife of 62 years, Nancy; and his 5 children, Marc (Bianca) Hebert, Manuel (Mary) Hebert, Michael (Tammie) Hebert, Mitchel Hebert, and Margaret (Rick) Gajewski; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Murphy was born in Perry, LA in 1928 to the late Murphy and Eleah Hebert, the second oldest of six children. He was proud of his Cajun heritage and often spoke of his early years in Louisiana living with his grandmother on Mulberry Island. Isolated, with no other families for twenty miles, he learned to hunt, fish, trap and be self-reliant. At the age of 15, he joined the Navy and served six months on the carrier Munde Bay in the Pacific before the Navy discovered that he was underage and subsequently discharged in early 1945. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1947, took part in the Berlin Airlift, was a Korean War veteran and retired in 1967 after proudly serving for twenty years. Murphy lived in New Jersey before coming to Brandon in 1978. He worked as an electrician with the Hillsborough County Water Dept. before retiring in 1990. Murphy could repair anything-wire it, weld it, plumb it-you name it. He fixed more neighborhood kid's bicycles and cars than you could count and if you could not find him, you did not look in the garage. Murphy will be greatly missed by his family and his friends. A memorial service will be held at Stowers Funeral Home in Brandon on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Lifepath Hospice House at Sun City Center. Stowers Funeral Home, www.stowersfh.com

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 13, 2014
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