BALDWINVILLE- Robert M. Murphy, 87, a longtime resident of Somerville, died peacefully Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Alliance Health at Baldwinville, with his family at his side.
He was born in Medford, MA February 9,1932. Bob grew up in Somerville and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Bob had worked as an instructor at the Andover Tractor Trailer Driving School in his earlier years. After leaving the trucking business, he attended the Belford University and graduated magna cum laude earning a master of science degree in computer information systems. Bob worked as a systems analyst for many years at Digital Equipment Corporation before his retirement. Bob was a proud member of Mensa. He was very passionate about driving and loved taking rides with his wife. He also enjoyed vacationing in Las Vegas and loved dogs.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Agnes (Bayiates) Murphy and his daughter Angela Murphy of Winchendon; sons Robert, Roger, and the late Richard; his sister, Patricia Byrne of West Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 22, 2019 at 12PM in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. Committal prayers and military honors will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon. A calling hour will be held at the funeral home from 11AM-12PM, preceding the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL, 60601.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.