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John P Murphy Sr

Pittsfield, MA – John P Murphy Sr, 90, of Pittsfield, passed away at Berkshire Medical Center on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pittsfield, MA, on February 11, 1932, the son of the late James A. and Myrtle E. Smith Murphy, he was a 1949 graduate of St. Joseph High School.

Mr. Murphy retired as a compositor for the Berkshire Eagle in 1990, after 41 years of service. He served on the scholarship committee and as secretary of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Kordana Murphy, and his two sons, John P. Murphy, Jr., and his companion Doreen Jamross of Pittsfield, and T. Wayne Murphy and his wife Susan of West Springfield. He leaves his grandchildren, Cari Lawler, JP Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Kelli Woodward, and Brendan Murphy, as well as his eight great grandchildren, Jazmyn, CJ, Mikaela, Leah, Jack, Vanessa, Daniel and James. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Jeanne D. Cawley, as well as seven brothers, Edward, James, Bernard, William, Raymond, Arthur, and Thomas, and his sister Mary.

Funeral Notice:

Funeral services for John P. Murphy, Sr., will be private. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North Street, Pittsfield MA 01201.

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