F. Michael Murphy Obituary

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F. Michael Mike Murphy

November 29, 1928 - July 4, 2011
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Portland - F. Michael "Mike" Murphy, 82 of Auburn passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011. He was born in Lewiston on November 29, 1928 the son of the late Joseph and Methyl Bickford Murphy. He graduated from Lewiston High School and Burdette College in Boston. Upon his return from Boston and a brief time in the Army he joined the family business, the James P. Murphy Monument Company as a salesman. In 1952 he married Frances Mary Johnson and they spent 58 wonderful years together until she passed away August 24, 2010. After the family business closed he worked for the Maine State Lottery Commission as a field representative for 20...
Portland - F. Michael "Mike" Murphy, 82 of Auburn passed away on Monday, July 4, 2011. He was born in Lewiston on November 29, 1928 the son of the late Joseph and Methyl Bickford Murphy. He graduated from Lewiston High School and Burdette College in Boston. Upon his return from Boston and a brief time in the Army he joined the family business, the James P. Murphy Monument Company as a salesman. In 1952 he married Frances Mary Johnson and they spent 58 wonderful years together until she passed away August 24, 2010. After the family business closed he worked for the Maine State Lottery Commission as a field representative for 20 years until his retirement. He and his wife built a summer camp on Thompson Lake and spent their summers on their beloved lake and traveled to Bradenton, Florida where they spent their winters for many years. He enjoyed football, baseball and NASCAR and in his younger years refereed football for the Maine State High School sports program. Survivors include a son, Michael D. Murphy and his companion Ro-Jean Straw of Eliot; his daughter, Kathleen Murphy and companion Joseph Laroche of Lewiston; three grandchildren, Erin Murphy Heise and husband John of Sarasota, Fla., Kayla Racioppi and husband Nick of Auburn and Hannah Rheaume of Lewiston; two brothers, Jim Murphy of Minnesota and Joe Murphy and wife Joan of Vermont; two sisters, Joanne Hammond and husband Richard of Auburn and Sharon Sargent and husband Walter of Florida. He was predeceased by his wife and a sister, Theresa Levasseur. The family wishes to thank the team of professionals that cared for him at CMMC and Maine Medical Center. You are invited to share your condolences with the Murphy family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com

Visitation at Fortin/Lewiston Thursday from 5 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Auburn. Committal to follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St. Lewiston, Maine 04240 784-4584

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