1939 - 2023
VisitationJune 1, 2023
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dolan Funeral Home
FuneralJune 2, 2023
Holy Trinity Polish Church
Maurice Murphy, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at his home in Westford, MA on Sunday May 21, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. He was 83.
He was married to Patricia (Krysiak) Murphy with whom he would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on August 5, 2023. Maurice and Patricia lived in the Highlands section of Lowell for decades before moving to Westford in 2003.
Born in Lowell on July 8, 1939, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mary (Collins) Murphy. He received his early education at St. Peters Elementary school and was a graduate of Keith Academy with the class of 1958.
He worked at Badger Engineers as an Operations Manager for over 25 years. Maurice was a past President of the Lowell Junior Football League, and coached for many years. He enjoyed spending as much time as possible at his summer home in York, Maine with family, where he was known for his grilled cheese making skills and holding court on the back deck. Above all else he enjoyed watching any of his grandchildren participate in their many activities. He had a knack for making friends wherever he went and will be deeply missed by all who loved him.
In addition to his devoted wife, Patricia, he is survived by his son Scott Murphy and his wife Vicki of Norwood, MA, his daughter Maura Villanova and her husband Michael of Chelmsford, MA, and his daughter Kara McNamara and her husband Patrick of Westford, MA. He was the beloved “Grumpy” to his seven grandchildren; Anna Villanova, Matthew Murphy, Caroline Villanova, Leah Murphy, Julia Villanova, James McNamara, and Will McNamara.
He is also survived by his sisters; Ann Murphy, Eileen Mahoney and her husband Timothy, Patricia Saucier, his sister-in-law Joyce Meyer, close family friend Cecilia DiBella along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Margaret Goes and her husband Joseph, his sister-in-law Barbara Krysiak, and his brothers-in-law Patrick Meyer and Normand Saucier.
Visiting hours Thursday, June 1, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX STREET, N. CHELMSFORD, MA. Funeral procession begins at Dolan Funeral Home on Friday, June 2, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. funeral mass at Holy Trinity Polish Church, 340 High Street, Lowell, MA. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lowell MA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Merrimack Valley Food Bank, P.O. Box 8638, Lowell, MA 01853 or https://mvfb.org. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
8 Condolences for Maurice P. Murphy of Westford, MA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our hearts are aching at the thoughts of your loss.
He will be greatly missed 🥰
I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very kind person. He always Meade me laugh. When I would see him at family get together ls at Scott and Vicki’s home, he always made me feel welcome and took the time to speak to me. He was a sweet man. ❤️
Dear Pat and family, my sincerest and deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time. Please know that you are surrounded by a loving community of people who mourn and grieve with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Fond memories, he was a real gem .
Denise Krysiak Umphrey
Pat , I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful husband Maurice . My prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time 😢💔🙏🏻
The Jarvis Family
Honestly, one of the nicest people we’ve ever met! Such a wonderfully warm person. It’s no surprise his wife / kids / grandkids are equally amazing. You will be missed our friend!
I am so saddened by his loss. His laughter with his wife and my parents in Lowell and in Maine was infectious. A coffee shared with him was filled with trying to stop from laughing so hard that you did not bust a rib. I know you all miss him; I hope he and my Dad are somewhere fixing up a car together.
Tom and Betty Tobin
Maurice and I were childhood friends from Cady Street. He was my best friend when I was younger. I have wonderful memories of Maurice.The world has lost a wonderful man. Sorry Betty and I can’t be with your family, due to health issues, as you celebrate Maurice’s life.
Tom and Betty Tobin