Edward J. Murphy III, 69
"Best Day of My Life"
Edward Joseph Murphy III, 69, of Yarmouth Port and Barnstable Village, Died on August 27th, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Coral "Cookie" Murphy, and his two children, Luke Murphy and Christine Murphy-Hernandez. He is also survived by his siblings, Jim, Joe, Kevin, and Mary Ann Murphy, and his grandchildren Lincoln Murphy and Bishop Hernandez, and many other beloved family and friends.
Born July 3rd, 1943 in Boston Ma. he graduated from Archbishop Williams High School in 1961, and was inducted into their Athletic Hall Of Fame in 2004. An Alumnus of Northeastern University, he was a proud member of the 1963 undefeated and untied "Eastern Bowl" football team.
Professionally, he brought his multiple skill sets to three separate careers, most notably as the co-founder of the infamous "Murph's Recession" restaurant in Hyannis Ma. Preceding his entrepreneurship, he was a Special Agent for the U.S. Treasury Department, and ultimately finished his career as a registered nurse at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility.
Civically, he was an active member of the Town of Barnstable, serving as an elected official and member of the town Planning Board. He also served as a volunteer fireman and EMT for the Barnstable Village Fire Department, and was a dedicated hockey coach in the Barnstable Youth Hockey Association.
A service and open house celebrating Murph's life will be held between 3:00-5:00pm on Sat. Sept 8th, at the Barnstable Unitarian Church, 3330 Main Street, Route 6A, Barnstable Ma. 02630. In appreciation of Murph's dynamic life, please make donations to the Barnstable Youth Hockey Association, 139 Shallow Pond Dr., Centerville MA 02632 .