Lawrence, MA — John A. Murphy, Jr., 74, a resident of Lawrence, Mass,, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., John was educated in the Lawrence Schools and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Fitchburg State College. John worked as a Systems Engineer for Raytheon for some 35 years. He was also a United States Army Veteran. In his retirement, John enjoyed driving the elderly to their appointments or to wherever they had to go for New England Elderly Transport. He did that for 18 years.
He was the son of the late John A. Murphy, Sr., and Blanche (Hebert) Murphy. Members of John's family include his wife of 53 years, Eleanor R. (Egan) Murphy;
his son, John J. Murphy and his wife, Kathryn, of Methuen, Mass.; his granddaughter, Gillian Murphy of Methuen, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. John is also survived by his extended family of Kim and Jay Mortimer and their four sons of Madison, Ala.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life will take place at a later date. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.breenfuneralhome.com.