Alan W. Murphy

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SALISBURY -- Alan W. Murphy, 60, died Aug. 6, 2010, at home after battling leukemia for the past year.

He was born in Hartland, Vt., April 10, 1950, to Oliver Murphy and Alice (Shute) Murphy Bagley.

He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1968. He moved to Boscawen in 1979 and to Salisbury in 1999.

He was a registered fire protection engineer. He owned Arrow Fire Protection and Advantage Engineering.

He enjoyed hunting, camping, snowmobiling, traveling, cutting firewood, mowing his lawn, occupying a bar stool at Alan's of Boscawen and the fire protection industry. But above all, the thing he liked best was having his grandson Jarrett at his side.

Family includes his wife of 41 years, Marcia (Smith); son Jeremy; one grandson; brothers Red Murphy and Calvin Murphy of Hartland, Vt., Dean Murphy of Lehigh Acres, Fla., John Bagley of Allenstown and Daniel Bagley of Bridgewater Corners, Vt.; sisters Sandra White and Regina May of Concord; nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wendell Butt Funeral Home, Washington Street, Penacook.

A graveside service is Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corn Hill Road, Boscawen, followed by a reception at Alan's of Boscawen, 133 N. Main St., Boscawen.

In keeping with Alan's style, jeans, T-shirts and flannel is the requested attire.

Because Alan felt very fortunate to have had a stem cell transplant, the family encourages everyone to join a bone marrow registry so that others can have a chance to have the same opportunity.

Published in Union Leader on Aug. 10, 2010
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