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James B. Murphy
September 30, 1939 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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James (Jim) Brendan Murphy Sr., a longtime Hull resident, died February 1st at home with his love of 36 years by his side. He was 84.
Jim was born and raised in Mission Hill. Jim worked for many years in the trades where he was known as a jack-of-all-trades. For much of his life he worked multiple jobs and he was well liked by coworkers and friends who fondly referred to him as Papa Smurf.
He ended his working days at Harvey Industries in Braintree. Jim was an avid woodworker and could often be found in his workshop listening to Irish music. Jim loved to fish and looked forward to his annual Father’s Day trip to Pemberton Pier with his kids. Looking remarkably similar to Old Saint Nick, playing Santa for his grandkids and great grandkids gave him great joy. Anyone that knew Jim knew he was a jolly old soul even though his grandkids
jokingly called him Grumpy Gramps. Jim loved a good time, a good joke (especially the dirty ones), and spending time laughing with family and friends. Jim was truly fortunate to have Sandy by his side showering him with her undying love and devotion and caring for him until the very end. He was also very fortunate to have his children and grandkids that watched over
him and helped when they could. Jim leaves the love of his life Sandy Willis of Hull.
He is predeceased by his son James, Jr. of Hull who is survived by his partner Kathy Berry of Hull. He will be missed greatly by his children
and many step-children. Jim leaves Joseph Murphy and wife Joanne of Marshfield, Julie Murphy of Gainsville, Florida, William
Murphy and his wife Lori of Hull, Lisa Hoban and husband Brian of Plymouth, David Foley and his wife Maria of Pembroke, Laura Foley of Rockland, Robin Cohen and Dan Grabinger of Holliston, Cheri
Foley of Hull, Laurie Good and her husband Thomas of Hull, and Valerie Willis and partner Kent Rose of Hull.
Jim is also survived by his beloved grandchildren Jeremy Murphy, Jessica Murphy, Jaime Murphy, Tayla Murphy and her partner Joseph Ethier, Allyson her husband Shayne Connery, Joseph and
his wife Kendall Murphy, Avery Murphy, Christopher Willis and his wife Shannon, Amanda Twombly, Nicholas Twombly, Adrianna Willis, Gregory Thomas, Kristine and her husband William Munnis,
the late Anthony Henrickson and many great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday February 17 th from 12:00 – 3:00 PM at Nantasket Beach Saltwater Club 3 Fitzpatrick Way, Hull, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Campbells Christmas Angels whose proceeds are used to provide Easter Baskets and Christmas gifts to families in local communities in need.