North Andover — Murphy, Edwin C. “Ned”, age 96, of North Andover, formerly of Scarborough and Cape Neddick, Maine and Brownsville, Vt. passed away peacefully on January 1, 2013 at the Edgewood Retirement Community in North Andover. Ned was married for 66 years to Elizabeth G. (“Betty”) Murphy who died on November 6, 2007.
Devoted father of Edwin C. Murphy, Jr. and his wife, Lynne Murphy of Forks, Wash., J. Richard Murphy and his wife, Karen Dunnett of Boston, Susan M. Brown and her husband, Harold M. Brown of Warrenton, Ore., Stephen B. Murphy and his wife, Noël Murphy of Reston, Va. and Robert M. Murphy and his wife, Anne Murphy of North Andover. A sixth child, Anne Marie Murphy died of equine encephalitis on October 15, 1973. Loving grandfather to Sheila Wollam of Wimberley, Texas, the late Edwin C. Murphy, III of Durham, N.C., Sarah Farrell of Brighton, Kathleen Brien of North Andover, Molly Brown Criqui of Anchorage, Ak, Katy Brown Bullock of Charlotte, N.C., Caitlin Murphy of New York, N.Y., Corey Murphy of Reston, Va., Jilian Murphy of Boston, Gregory Murphy of Boston, and Arthur Murphy of Forks, Wash.; loving great-grandfather to Henry and John Wollam, Luke, Shannon and, Samantha Murphy and Alexander Criqui.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to call on January 8, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover www.contefuneralhomes.com).
A funeral mass will be celebrated on January 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Saint Michael's Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, followed by interment services at the Ridgewood Cemetery Salem Street, North Andove. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Ned’s name to the Saint Vincent De Paul Society at St. Michael's.