Walter W. Murphy
Walter W. Murphy, age 85, of East Bridgewater, died May 22, 2021, at his home. He was born and raised in Brockton, a son of the late Edward J. and Flora (Alberts) Murphy. He grew up on the East side and attended Brockton schools. He lived in East Bridgewater for five years, and prior to that in Halifax. Walter was the founder and president of the Today Association (nonprofit organization) in West Bridgewater. He was a friend of Bill W. with 48 years of sobriety. He was an inspiration to many. Walter was a generous man who would do anything for anyone while expecting nothing in return. His door was always open, no matter who you were. He loved spending time outdoors by the water. He especially loved being at the Today Association clubhouse with family and friends enjoying cookouts, playing games, and socializing with much laughter. Family was everything to him. He was always coming up with ways for everyone to spend time together. Walter is survived by his loving children, Mary Dingman of Carver, Mark Murphy and his wife Susan of San Raphael, CA, James Greaver of Phoenix, AZ, Marlene Greaver of Las Vegas, NV, Marilyn Greaver of Salt Lake City, UT, Rebecca Stone of NY, and Jen McClaren of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Walter and Desiree Chivers, Floyd Dingman, Ashley Cummings, Ross McCormack, Matthew, Tyler, and Kaytlyn Murphy, Brittany Dutra, Jesse and Justin Wright, Trista-Lea Glore, Joshua and Jared Poole, Jasamine Loewenstein, Haven and Will Maeser, James, John and Daniel McClaren, and Ainsley Stone. He also leaves behind his former wife, Cheryl Baldwin Murphy, as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Linda Cummings and Laurie McCormack; grandsons, Jesse Cummings and Wayne Cummings Jr.; and siblings, Edward J. Murphy Jr., Leo Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Robert Murphy, Marguerite Mousette, Marie Dmitruk, and Catherine Bates. A celebration of Walter's life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 429 Monponsett St. (Rte. 58), Hanson, Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10 am - 12 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his name be made to Chaplin Danny Croce, New Hope Correctional Ministry at
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Published by Journal-News Independent from Jun. 12 to Jun. 18, 2021.
Celebration of Life
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Calvary Baptist Church
429 Monponsett St. (Rte. 58), Hanson, MA
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Wally Wally Wally you truly were a man that I absolutely adored I just happened to peruse obituaries and never expected to know anybody and here you are oh my gosh I wish I had known but I know that you knew how much I loved you
Susie Brandolini
July 10, 2021
Uncle Wally was one of the nicest people I ever met, so kind. I first came to know him through Peggy my 1st sponsor and they always made me feel like a member of their family, years later I found out we were truly related, best family to be part of. I will dearly miss you Uncle Wally and hope to see you again God's time
Elizabeth OMeara
June 18, 2021
to the family i am so sorry for the loss.
john scully
June 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
john scully
June 14, 2021
My condolences to the family of Walter Murphy, He was a lifelong friend and a great guy, may he RIP
Roberta Robillard
June 13, 2021
I remember Walter and his brother Bob when they first came into the program. A lot of fun to know and they enjoyed old and new friends. May you rest in peace till we meet up again.
Polly L.
Polly Lincoln
June 13, 2021
Wally , everyone who has ever met u know that you lived your life always helping others. We will love and miss u Wally ❤
June 12, 2021
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