Condolence & Memory Journal

To: Maryanne,Diane ,Tony, Brian & Family.
Please let me start by saying how deeply saddened Liz & I are to hear the news of Don's passing! Your Dad and I have had many conversations over the years and I have to say was a true role model for so many of our drum corps family. To me he was a father figure, a man of integrity,class, passion,honesty(even when you didn't want to here it). A man of Faith and love. I could probably write a best seller on all the things we did growing up that you father would would raise an eyebrow with curiosity ! From our first DC trip to Poughkeepsie NY. to Montreal Canada ! There are so many wonderful memories. And do I dear mention his Sunday fashion statement!! Please let all these memories soften your hearts because I know I will. Love and peace to all.


Posted by DAVID POMPEY POMPEY - Marlborough, MA - Friend   March 30, 2022

My sincere condolences to the entire Murphy Family. I have enjoyed my friendship with Brian over the years and quite sad to hear of his father Donald. You are all in my prayers.


Posted by Joel Dube - Berwick, ME - Friend   March 29, 2022

Don was manager of the drum corps when I was drum major. Technically I was an adult, but still susceptible to the whims of youth, Don would always take me to task and hold me to high standards. I am forever thankful for his influence and guidance during those years, and for his steady leadership of a group that has been a source of friendship, pride and joy my entire life. I offer love and sympathy to Mary Ann, Diane, and Brian, for your loss. And, thanks for sharing Don with the rest of us. I wish you all peace.

Posted by Mark Ramos - Friend   March 28, 2022