Vincent Murphy
1928 - 2021
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Vincent J. Murphy January 17, 2021 Vincent Junior Murphy, of Marcellus/Rochester passed away peacefully at home on January 17, 2021 at the age of 92. Vince was born on January 30, 1928 in Herkimer, NY to William and Bertha Murphy. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a corpsman. When the war was over, he attended Morrisville College and met Leo Glover. Leo brought him home to the Glover Farm where he met and married Mary Laverne Glover, his "One True Love" on June 24, 1950. Vince and Mary had six children together; two sons Daniel and Kenneth, and four daughters, Donna, Elizabeth, Anne and Mary Ann. You would never see Vince without Mary and they enjoyed going on trips to places like Hawaii, Oregon and Nashville. Vince especially enjoyed their time together in Venice, Florida in the winter months. Vince was proud of his service and was blessed to be able to travel with the "Honor Flight of Rochester" and also with "Soaring Valor" to the World War II Museum in New Orleans. He was also the oldest retiree of the local Sprinkler Fitters 669 Union. Vince loved to sing, tell stories and attempted to re-tell numerous jokes over the years. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Family was always so important to him. Someone once told Vince he would have been a rich man if he didn't have so many kids, he would always say, " I am a rich man because I had so many kids." Services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Vince's name to: Honor Flight Rochester, PO Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692 or Hospice of Central New York, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088. Ryan Funeral Home Marcellus, NY Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 31, 2021
Richfield Springs Central School Class of 1947 Yearbook Senior Photo
Vincent was an alum of Richfield Springs Central School Class of 1947
JoAnn Duga
January 27, 2021
We were so sorry to hear about Vince. We've been neighbors up the hill for 35 years and got to know Vince when we were involved in starting a recycling program in the 80s. He and Mary were two of the loveliest people. Vince always had the best stories to tell. Please accept our condolences. Jerry and Nina Wickett
Jerry and Nina Wickett
Neighbor
January 24, 2021
To the family, We have known Vince and Mary for decades. Whenever I visited a friend at the nursing home in Auburn, Vince was always there to be with Mary. He was a dedicated and loving husband. Well done good and faithful servant.

Joan and Roger Field
Friend
January 20, 2021
Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Vince and I had so many great conversations. He challenged me to think and he was always so genuine. I honestly cannot remember him getting cross and I cannot remember a time when he did not have some level of joy in his tone and a smile on his face. He was so proud of all of you. May memories bring you smiles.
Tim Glover
January 20, 2021
I always remember Uncle Vince smiling, telling a joke, and sweet. Just like your Mom. The last time I saw him, he was proud to join other WWII veterans in Washington. Such a great man!
Love, Martha Glover Myers
Family
January 19, 2021
Mary Ann and family very sorry for your loss.
Lori Adams
Friend
January 19, 2021
Donna, Dan, Liz, Ken, Annie, and Maryann
I was so sorry to hear about Vince. He always had a story and questions to ask you. I enjoyed so many dinners at your house since we only lived up the street. I remember him making stick horses for us. So many fond memories. Thinking of you now my dear cousins.
Sharon Glover
January 19, 2021
Anne and Donna- I am sorry for your loss. I know he must have been an incredible father based on the care and love you gave back to him. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time.
Stephanie and Andy Guchone
Stephanie Guchone
Friend
January 19, 2021
It was an honor to know Mr. Murphy, such a wonderful soul. My love and prayers are with all of you!
Melody Ponzi
Friend
January 19, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Murphy family. Our families grew up together and I know his family will miss him terribly. MaryAnn, thinking of you especially. Peace to you all.
Lydia West
Friend
January 19, 2021
Wishing you all strength and love through this difficult time. xoxoxoxo Rebecca, Chip, Vanessa & Jake Rice
Rebecca Rice
Friend
January 19, 2021
To Donna and Family, I am so sad to see of your Dads passing. You were all so blessed I remember him as a very kind and gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Margie Murphy
Margie Murphy
January 19, 2021
Sending all my love to such a wonderful and kind hearted family. Such a beautiful soul and will be missed dearly. Love ❤ Sheila, Owen and Drew Nadiak
Sheila Nadiak
Friend
January 19, 2021
I am so sorry to learn of Vince’s passing. What a lovely, warm tribute to a much loved husband and father, and such a fine friend and neighbour. I recall with pleasure glimpses of Vince and Mary throughout our years of growing up on the hill as children, and going to school together. My sympathy to all of you; I can appreciate how deeply he will be missed for he was a kind support to us when our parents passed away. I hope that cherished memories will sustain you all as you go forward, aspiring to his good example.

Thinking of you, with love and sympathy.
Anne Frayda

Anne Frayda
Neighbor
January 18, 2021
Vince was a proud and good man who appreciated everyone and everything that came into his life. I met Vince and Mary at the PEACE Luncheon where he helped me serve the meals. I was especially impressed with the dedication and devotion he had toward Mary. He loved not only Mary but his children as well. His face just lit up when he spoke of them and his voice was full of pride. He will be greatly missed. May God bless his family as they come to terms with their loss.
Darlene Hyde
Friend
January 18, 2021
I have fond memories of the Murphy family. Kenny, you have been on my mind recently, too. May God bless you with peace and comfort as the days move forward.
Margaret Frayda Lewis
Classmate
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