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Michael Anthony Murphy

Michael Anthony Murphy of Manhattan Beach, CA, beloved brother, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on February 18, 2015 at the age of 66 of a heart attack. Mike was born on June 13, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA to Patrick Joseph Murphy and Marie Cremins Murphy. He was raised in Playa Del Rey and attended St. Bernard's High School. He attended UCLA and Long Beach State and graduated with a degree in English Literature. Mike joined the fire department in 1974 and proudly served the city of Redondo Beach as a firefighter and fire engineer for 34 years. The fire department became a second family for Mike and he will be best remembered among his firemen "brothers" as a great story teller and good natured prankster. In addition to being a firefighter, Mike was an accomplished general contractor, an avid horseman, an adventurer, and a car enthusiast. He will be well remembered by all who knew him for his generous spirit, adventurous nature, and winning smile. Michael is survived by son, Patrick (Robyn) Murphy; grandchildren, Kelly Michael and Lila Marie; sister, Kathleen Justice Murphy; and brothers, Monsignor Jerimiah Murphy and Patrick (Connie) Murphy. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, many friends and his fire department family. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 25th at 10:00am at St. Victor's Catholic Church in West Hollywood. A celebration of life will follow at 1:30pm at the Blue Water Grill in Redondo Beach. Burial was private. The family has requested, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the Redondo Beach Firefighter's Community Relief Fund. Checks can be sent to P.O. Box 51 Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Visit www.lafuneral.com to send the family messages and share memories. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com.

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Published in Daily Breeze from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2015
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