STAMFORD, Conn. John "Jack" H. Murphy of Stamford died June 6 at Stamford Hospital from complications of kidney failure. He was 73.
He was born Aug. 15, 1938, to John Murphy and Mary Toner Murphy, who emigrated from Ireland to the United States. Raised in New York City, Murphy and his future wife, Sheila Neyland Murphy, met as teens. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2.
Murphy and his wife raised their family in Scarsdale, N.Y. After 38 years, they relocated to Stamford in 2009. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1961 to 1967 and graduated from Iona College with a bachelor's degree.
He was employed by IBM for 37 years in management, market research and administrative analyst positions. After retiring in 1992, Murphy worked for the Metropolitan PGA, assisting with junior golf events. He also worked at Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., fulfilling his passion for golf.
Murphy was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing in the tri-state area, as well as in Palm Beach, Fla. He enjoyed attending his grandchildrens school functions and cheering them on at sporting events.
Murphy is survived by his wife, Sheila; two daughters, Diana Murphy and Leanne Lake and husband Edward, both of Morristown, N.J.; a son, Gary Murphy and wife Renee, of Old Greenwich; and four grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Murphy Fenlon.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Leo P Gallagher and Son Funeral Home in Stamford. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Stamford. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation .
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