Malcolm I. Murphy Sr.

Malcolm I. Murphy Sr. of Wellfleet, MA died peacefully after a long illness. He was born in Eastham, MA on February 1, 1921. He was the son of the late Martin and Mabel (Johnston) Murphy of Eastham and last surviving brother to seven siblings. He was the husband of the late Kathleen B. Tinkham of Truro and the late Mary Parker Murphy of Scranton, PA and Wellfleet, MA and his life partner of 27 years, Lorraine C. Moritz of Wellfleet, MA. Malcolm is survived by his children, Malcolm I. Murphy Jr. of Wellfleet, MA, Bruce A. Murphy of Port Charlotte, FL, Thomas A. Murphy of Vancouver, WA, Richard K. Murphy of Wellfleet and Cathy Murphy Costa of Plymouth, MA, and Jean Cook of Harwich, MA, two daughters-in-law Pamela Lucas Murphy of Vancouver, WA, Karen Clark Murphy of Wellfleet and a son-in-law, Robert Costa of Plymouth, MA. He also leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was employed with First National Stores for 37 years and after his retirement worked at the Wellfleet Drive-In. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during World War II. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling, playing cribbage and family gatherings. Malcolm was a friend to many. He was charming and funny with a great sense of humor. We have been blessed to know him and he will truly be missed. Visiting hours were held from 4-7pm on Monday April, 29TH at Nickerson Funeral Home, 340 Main Street, Wellfleet. A funeral service was held at 11am on Tuesday April 30th at the Wellfleet Congregational Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Wellfleet. For online condolences please visit

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Nickerson Funeral Home
340 Main Street Wellfleet, MA 02667
(508) 349-3441

Published in The Cape Codder from Apr. 27 to May 4, 2013