Francis Joseph Murphy
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of Billerica, MA
BILLERICA, MA -- Francis Joseph Murphy of Billerica, MA died December 18, 2011 of ALS. By his side were his dear wife and children.
Frank was born on March 15, 1934 in Stoneham, Massachusetts, the son of late Margaret and Francis Murphy. He was the youngest of four siblings. Frank was married to the love of his life Marilyn Ann Grassmann on November 29, 1958.
Frank graduated from Cambridge High School in 1952; he then entered the United States Air Force where he served the following four years. After his discharge he was employed by Eastco. Frank moved his growing family to Billerica, Massachusetts in 1962. Frank was an active member of the Billerica congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1971. There he served as a faithful minister and elder in the congregation right up until his death.
Frank was survived by his wife Marilyn and five of his six children Mark Murphy; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Michael Eleftheriou, of Billerica, MA; daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and James Luttrell, of Chelmsford, MA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Melissa Murphy, of Peekskill, NY; and daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Daniel Mortimer of Tewksbury, MA and his three grandchildren Jacalyn Eleftheriou, Ana Eleftheriou and Silas Luttrell. Frank was preceded in death by his infant daughter Carol Ann Murphy.
MURPHY -- A service will be held on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 559 Pine Street, Lowell, MA 01852.
Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 22, 2011