Charles Patrick Murphy
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AGE: 76 • Bridgewater
Charles Patrick Murphy, 76, of Bridgewater, NJ., passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ. He was born on April 2, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY. He had lived in Bridgewater for several years, moving from High Bridge, NJ.
He was the son of the late Charles and Catherine Benson Murphy. He was the husband of Nancy Julie Kovalchik Murphy, celebrating 52 years of marriage. Charles served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1960. He worked in communications and served for an extended period of time in Ethiopia. He was a Supervisor of building operations for Ortho Pharmaceutical in Raritan, NJ., for 40 years. He was a devoted Catholic and a volunteer for Ortho's Fire Brigade. He was a Mets and Jets fan and loved fishing. He also enjoyed the beach and most importantly, spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors in addition to his wife include 1 son; Michael Murphy and his wife Jill of Bridgewater, NJ. 2 daughters; Carolyn Lyons and her husband Rich of Colonia, NJ., and Jenifer Pento and her husband Michael of Holmdel, NJ. 5 grandchildren; Casey Murphy, Kyle Murphy, Michael Pento, Giamarie Pento and Olivia Lyons. 1 brother; Pat Murphy. 2 sisters; Edna Carroll and Margaret Antonelli.
Predeceased by 2 brothers; Jimmy Murphy and Michael Murphy. 2 sisters; Dotty Deanglis and Kitty Casey.
All calling hours and funeral services will be private at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main St., High Bridge, NJ. Interment at St. Bernard's Cemetery in Bridgewater, NJ.
Scarponi-Bright Funeral Home
26 Main St. Lebanon, NJ 08833
Published in Courier News on Apr. 12, 2014