Edward Murphy

Edward James Murphy

Tuesday, May 13th, 1958 - Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Edward J. Murphy, 61, of Mason’s Knob Rd. Boones Mill, VA, died on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Salem VA Veterans hospital following a long illness.

He was born on May 13, 1958, the only son of the late William E. Murphy and Betty A. Robertson Murphy. Following his parents passing in 1971, he then lived with his foster parents, Alan and Vicky MacGreggor in Rushville, NY. He graduated from Marcus Whitman High School in 1976 and enlisted in the United States Army. While stationed in Germany, he met the love of his life and future wife, Sandra J. LaRoche. Ed worked for Essex Superior in Newmarket, NH for 22 years and resided in Lee, NH from 1979 thru 2016.

In his early life, he enjoyed Oneida Lake and fishing with his father. He also enjoyed NASCAR, building computers, working on cars and building model trains and model cars. He also loved playing Minecraft with both his grandsons.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 ½ years, Sandra J. LaRoche Murphy; their daughters, Victoria M. Murphy of Boones Mill and Samantha M. Murphy Harding and Edward Champagney of Roanoke; two sisters, Janet Murphy Goodman and husband Rodney of Phelps, NY and Joan Brooks of Geneva, NY, and his two grandsons, William and Joseph Harding.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sons, William Richard and Robert Joseph Murphy, and two sisters, Joyce Frankenfield and Jean Barry.

There will be a Celebration of Life held in both upstate New York and in New Hampshire in the summer of 2020. Locations, dates and times will be announced. An online guestbook is available for family and friends by visiting
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David Robertson

Posted at 02:29pm
Ed in our younger years we shared go-carts and built summer forts. You were my cousin and a brother I never had, we had great memories. God bless you and your family.

Jackie Loret de Mola

Posted at 08:28pm
Ed, you became our son, Alex’s teacher in all things computer. When we lived in Lee, NH, we enjoyed your visits and great sense of humor. Thank you for your kindness and your help in leading our son to follow his love of computers. You were a path God placed for us to follow. I am sorry to your beautiful wife and family. You were loved and admired! May you Rest In Peace and joy of a life well lived. God bless you!

Jackie and Henry Loret de Mola

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