Michael Thomas Murphy passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018. He was born on November 21, 1944 in Washington, D.C. and was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Dominic Murphy and Bernice Irene Murphy, two brothers, Donald and Patrick, and one sister, Anna May. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Abigail, his loving granddaughter Isabel Jean, and his son Matt, all of Macau, and his sister Julia Puleo of Pebble Beach, California. He is also survived by another son, Benjamin Thomas Murphy of Scottsdale, Arizona, and numerous nephews and nieces. A note of appreciation and thanks is given to Michael’s former wife, Gillian Murphy of Cornwall, England, for her support and assistance with Michael over the last two years.
Although Michael’s family already misses him greatly, they are happy to have shared great experiences with him over the years and hope to be reunited with him someday. These moments include going to the races at Pimlico and Bowie to watch the horses, one of Michael’s favorite pastimes, summers in Annapolis, visits with Aunt Julia at Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York, Matt’s graduations from William and Mary and the University of Virginia, and Christmases in Lake Tahoe. All these memories were made meaningful due to Michael’s astute mind, wicked sense of humor, and ability to engage others in conversation, all of which served him well in his chosen sales profession in the Washington D.C. area and upstate New York.
In commemoration of Michael, the family respectfully asks that contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, a charity which Michael supported for its work in improving the lives of children and their future.