Michael L. Murphy, 61, of Watertown, passed away Wednesday,
Jan. 4, 2017, at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.
Calling hours will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at
Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 214 Sterling St., Watertown.
A prayer service will be 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the
funeral home followed by the funeral Mass celebrated at Holy
Family Church at 11
a.m. with Rev. J. Michael Gaffney presiding. Burial
will be in the spring in Glenwood Cemetery.
Born May 23, 1955, in Watertown, a son of Richard E. and
Mary Jane Shaughnessy Murphy, he was a 1973 graduate of
Watertown High School.
For many years he was a process server throughout the north
country, also working as a supervisor for the janitorial
staff at JRC.
He was a communicant of Holy Family Church and was a former
member of Watertown Elks Lodge 496.
He was always outdoors enjoying nature, golfing, boating on
the River and especially enjoyed his camp on Brantingham
Lake and road trips with Betty and Gibbs.
Mike is survived by his fiancée, Betty J. Gould, and her
daughter, Jessica; his beloved dog, Gibbs; two nieces and
one nephew, Allison Murphy Morley, Kelly Murphy Matyjakowski,
and Ryan Murphy; a great niece and great nephew, Nick and
Ashley Matyjakowski; a great great-nephew, Elias; and
He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Jane, May 14, 1978,
his father, Richard, June 11, 2016, four brothers, Francis,
in infancy, and Patrick, Anthony, and James, and sister,
Very near and dear to his heart was making sure no child was
hungry, so please make donations in Mike's name to the
United Way of NNY, 200 Washington St., Suite 402A,
Watertown, NY 13601, attention Watertown City School
District Backpack Program.
Online condolences may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Information provided by Cummings
Funeral Service and Newzjunky.com, Watertown