Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

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Paul F. Murphy Jr.


1947 - 2017


Paul Francis Murphy Jr.  a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Saturday, July 29th after his battle with cancer.  Although his fight was short, he fought with courage and lived his last moments surrounded by his family.  Paul’s journey in life began when he was born to Paul Francis Sr. & Virginia Murphy in Malden in 1947.  He had three younger sisters, Kathleen, Virginia and Barbara.  He was raised in Malden and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1965, and spent five years serving in the National Guard.  In 1969, he married his sweetheart, Debra Rose Correnti, and the two settled down together in Malden to raise their three children; Keleigh, Kristine and Paul.  They shared nearly 50 years of marriage together.

Paul joined the Malden Fire Department in 1973.  He was a firefighter for 30 years, retiring in 2002.  He also worked equally long as a Longshoreman in Everett for 30 years, well past his retirement as a firefighter. He was an avid sailor and motorcycle enthusiast, enjoying his days on his boat, sailing the open seas or riding across country on his Harley Davidson. Paul enjoyed his retirement years splitting time between his home in Stuart, FL and Malden.  Although his journey in this life has ended, we know he is finding his next adventure with loved ones lost.

Paul is survived by his wife, Debra R. (Correnti) Murphy; his children, Keleigh A. Sullivan and husband Brian of Hudson, NH, Kristine Murphy of Marshfield, and Paul F. Murphy III and wife Jessica of Revere; his sisters, Kathleen A. Thibeault, Virginia M. Driscoll, and Barbara J. Henry all of Mashpee, his grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher, Kevin, Solana, Paul IV, and Mateo, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Friday, August 4th, at 8 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Josephs Church, 770 Salem St,  Malden, at 9 AM.  Interment to follow in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 3rd, from 4- 8 PM.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mount Auburn Hospital Oncology Division at  For obituary and directions,



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