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Charles J. Murphy
  • Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

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“So sorry for your loss, Ann and family. Charlie was one of a kind and we will smile when we tell stories of Charlie.Joe and Mary FournierCape Coral...Read More »
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“My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Tanya McGuire

“My family and I send our sincerest condolences. We are so very sorry for the Murohy families loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dave Castoldi - Waltham, MA

“To Lisa & Family - GREAT compilation of family pictures and GREAT times to remember. He was one lucky man and you all are lucky too. Heaven has...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Cindy & Paul Kearns - Norton, MA

“My deepest sympathies to the Murphy Family. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Katie Gilchrist - Middleboro, MA

“Ann and family, I am so saddened to learn of Charlie's passing. My best memories ever are of the many years of fun and friendship at Hawthore Cove...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Linda Kay - Woburn, MA - Friend

“Murphy Family - May you be comforted by loving memories. Though the ones we love may leave life as we know it, in our memory, the love we know will...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Maryjane Callahan - MA - Neighbor


Waltham – Mr. Charles J. Murphy, of Waltham, died Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home. He was 76.

Charlie was born in Boston on March 28, 1941, a son of the late Philip and Lillian (Owens) Murphy and lived most of his life in Waltham. He was a graduate of Waltham High School and had attended Boston University.

Until his retirement he worked as a driver for Global Petroleum in Revere and belonged to Teamsters Local 25. Boating was a hobby and he spent many happy days aboard 'Murphy's Law', his Sea Ray harbored at Hawthorne Cove Marina in Salem.

He leaves his wife of fifty-five years, Ann E. (Babstock) Murphy; his children, Charlene M. Glover (Darren) of Waltham, Lisa A. Buchan (Mark) of Norton and Cheryl A. Murphy (Joseph Hovsepian) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Steven Lynch, Scott Wilson, Sarah, Alex and Jack Buchan, Abigail and Hannah Glover, several nieces and nephews and his 'best bow-wow' and loyal companion, Rufus.

Charlie was the brother of the late Dorothy Murphy.

Family and friends will honor and remember Charlie's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday, September 12th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.