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Obituaries > MURPHY, JOSEPH L.

MILLVILLE – Joseph L. Murphy, 93, of Millville, formerly of Ashland, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge.

He was the husband of Anne M. (Roberts) Murphy.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Grace (McIsaac) Murphy and was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston.

He was employed as an exhibits manager at Dennison Manufacturing for 25 years. A resident of Millville for more than eight years, he had previously lived in Ashland for more than 40 years.

He was World War II veteran, having served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Marine Corps, Edson’s 1st Marine Raider Battalion and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Murphy was past president of Bay Path Alumni at Northeastern University and past president of the Raider Association of the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed woodworking.

Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Charles E. Murphy of Uxbridge, Joseph L. Murphy Jr. of Millis, Robert W. Murphy of Southborough and James A. Murphy of Millville; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

A military funeral service was set for Tuesday, March 14, from the Buma Funeral Home, 101 N. Main St., Rte. 122, Uxbridge, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection, at 10 a.m., at St. Augustine Church, Lincoln Street, Millville, and burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Girls and Boys Town, 13940 Gutowski Road, Boys Town, NE 68010.