- February 20, 1965 - October 2, 2013
- Boxford, Massachusetts
of Martin's Passing
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“Dear Susen, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Marty. You always spoke of what a great man he was, a loving dad and...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Patty - Danvers, MA - friend
“Dear Susan,Chris and Laura
I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you , Marty was a great man, He was an awesome father to you...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Jimmy Brandley - Salem
“Please know my thoughts and prayers are with Marty and his entire family. Marty and I graduated from school together and I remember him as a funny,...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Hosman - Salem, MA
I am so saddened to hear of your loss of your Husband Marty. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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4 of 23 | Posted by: Terri Armstrong
“Marty had a sweet spirit and had gifted hands. He was such a good father and husband. My deepest sympathies to his family. He will be greatly missed....Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Caulfield - Ellijay, GA
“Marty, your spirit will be with us forever. Your family loves you and misses you greatly.
6 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Lemarr - Vacaville, CA
“Marty was a kind and loving man. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies go out to his loved ones. You will all be in my prayers.
7 of 23 | Posted by: Delhia Hayward - Ellijay, GA
“Dear Susen, Chris, Laura and sweet little Julia,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know how much your Father loved you all very much. Please...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Tammy Sargent - Chester, NH
“Dear Susen, Julia, Chris, and Laura.,
My prayers are with you as you cross this stormy sea of sadness. navigating your way to the calmer waters of...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Annie DiPietro - Danvers, MA
“Marty was such a great guy, he was always so welcoming to me whenever I came over to visit. He had a big heart and loved to see anyone smile and to...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Natasha Varoqua - Peabody, MA
“As a close neighbor of Marty's, I accumulated many memories over the years -- the times he showed up like a godsend with his Bobcat to clear my...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Steve Hochbrunn - Boxford, MA
“Rest in Peace Marty. You will be missed. We loved seeing you and your Family on 4th of July and Thanksgiving. Thanks for all the memories . Our...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Carol and tom whitten
“Dear Susen and Family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. And I hope each day with all the many wonderful memories of your husband and your...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy Perrotti - MA - co-worker
“Marty may you rest in peace our dear friend. You will be truly and deeply missed. You are one of the few people that you could call a true friend....Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: John and Sharon Nicosia - Peabody, MA
“Simply the best guy I ever worked for....(RIP) Marty much missed...
15 of 23 | Posted by: Paul Rogers - Medford, MA
“Marty was one of the most genuinely kind people I've met. He was always there to make me laugh when I needed it most. If I could, I would explain...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Ali Hakusui - Boxford, MA
“We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing our friend and neighbor. Marty was always there to lend a hand, advice, or even a bobcat! We will...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Tim Dunham - Boxford, MA
“Susan and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Marty, may you rest in peace. Thank you for the great times and...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Bill and Sally Nicosia - Lynn, MA
“I love you daddy. More than anything. You gave up so much of your life for me, Chris and I always came first. Always. You are the best father that I...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Laura - Salem, MA - Daughter
“Worked with you a few time ,never a dull conversation, rest easy my friend..
20 of 23 | Posted by: Henry D. McCone - Taunton, MA
“We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn that our dear neighbor and friend is no longer with us. Marty, you had a heart as big as all outdoors,...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Nancy and George Walk - Boxford, MA
“We'll never forget the fireworks, wild afternoon on the boat and your warmth and exuberance. Thank you Marty, God Bless and be with you all. Scott...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Diana Silk - Boxford, MA
“Thank you for being a part of my life Marty. Not only you gave me the opportunity to be a part of the commercial masonry world, but you taught me the...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Jose Rios - Lawrence Ma, MA
Mr. Martin Murphy, 48 of Boxford, beloved husband of Susen J. (LaBonte) Murphy, died unexpectedly on October 2, 2013.
Born in Salem, he was the son of the late Richard Murphy and Jean (Donahue) Martin was raised and educated in Salem and was a graduate of Salem High School. He continued his education and received his degree from ITT Technical Institute.
Martin was a self-taught mason, where he became the founder and proprietor of M & M Masonry of Boxford for twenty years. Known for his attention to detail, he most recently completed the renovation of the Peabody Essex Museum, as well as the Greek Orthodox Church in Lynn.
Mr. Murphy enjoyed many hobbies; however his greatest passion was being on his boat in the ocean. He enjoyed taking his family whale watching, fishing, and trips to Cape Cod beaches. Martin was most noted for his great sense of humor and was extremely devoted to his children and friends, and will be deeply missed.
Martin is survived by his wife Susen J. (LaBonte) Murphy of Boxford, his son Christopher Murphy and his wife Emily of Salem, his daughters Laura Murphy of Salem and Julia Murphy of Boxford, his step-son, Robert Wierzbowski of Boxford, his sister Beth Dunbar and her husband Michael of Salem and his brother Tony Duratti and his wife Karen of Beverly, and sister-in-law and brother -in-law Sharon and Michael Donnell.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours in The O'Donnell Funeral Home 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem, Wednesday from 4 to 8 P.M. All other services are private.