SALEM – Thomas P. Murphy Jr., 81, entered eternal rest on Tuesday while surrounded by his family.
He was born in Norwich, CT in 1931 to the late Thomas P. and Anna M. Murphy
Sr. He was a graduate of Norwich Free Academy. Tom was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.
On Sept. 17, 1955, at St. Mary Church in Greenville, CT, he married his beloved wife Carol (Kirby) who
survives him. Together they had two children and made their home in Norwich.
Tom worked for 32 years for SNET until his retirement. He was an avid camper, particularly staying near
the shoreline, and was well known for his sense of humor. He enjoyed caring for his property but most
of all, caring for his family.
He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter; Carlean Wirt and her husband Gregory, son; Thomas A.
Murphy and his wife Maureen, one sister; Ann McGrath and her husband Robert, two grandchildren;
Martin and Chelsea Wirt, sister-in-law; Alicia K. Dyer and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at Saints Peter & Paul Church, 181 Elizabeth
St., Norwich, CT at 10am, meeting directly at church. Interment will immediately follow at St. Joseph
Cemetery in Norwich. Visitation will be tonight from 5pm – 8pm at Labenski Funeral Home, 107 Boswell
Ave., Norwich, CT.
Memorial donations may be made in Tom's name to St. Patrick School, 211 Broadway, Norwich, CT.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com