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
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 https://donate.mountauburnhospital.org/donate.
For obituary and directions, www.weirfuneralhome.com