James "Jim" Michael Murphy Sr., passed away on Jan. 25, at the age of 76 surrounded by family. Jim was the first born son to James and Rose (Cristafulli) Murphy Jan. 5, 1937, in Boston, MA. In February of 1954, Jim joined the Air Force. Upon return he began work driving truck at Consolidated Freightways where he remained for over 35 years. Jim was a long time, dedicated member of Teamsters Union Local 25 and then 653. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, June (Keniston), his brother, Francis (Jane) Murphy, his 8 children, Lorraine Wannebo, James Michael Murphy Jr., William Murphy, Raymond Murphy, Elizabeth Ann Murphy, Daniel C. Murphy, Danny Murphy and Vincent Michael Murphy. Jim also leaves 14 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. The Funeral will be from the C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home, 134 Pleasant St. (Columbian Sq., So. Weymouth on Thursday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at St. Albert the Great Church, 1140 Washington St., Weymouth at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be from 5 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Donations may be made in Jim's memory to the Brockton VA Medical Center Volunteer Services, 940 Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301. If you would like to leave a message for the family, please visit www.ccshepherd.com. C. C. Shepherd Funeral Service Inc. 134 Pleasant St. S. Weymouth 781-337-0050
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 28, 2013