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“Ron you will be so missed by many including my mother Betty at Mary Ann Morse.You were her sunshine. You helped so much with her transition to long...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: mike hagopian - southboro, MA

“Our family has enjoyed Ron's good company over these past three years at Mary Ann Morse. He was always a gentleman, determined, and positive under...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Kathleen Borofsky - Friend

“My dear brother Ronnie, words cannot express how much I love you. I am heart broken that you have left us, but I take comfort in knowing that you...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Michelle Murphy - Natick, MA

“May you rip ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: edward romano - watertown, MA

“My condolences ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Conrad Baranowski - Townsend, MA

“You will be missed at every visit, every holiday and every wi bowling moment. It was "our" Irish luck who brought us together. We will miss every...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy & John McAllister Murphy - MA

“Ronnie - I am sad to see you leave us but have cherished the love and wisdom you have bestowed upon me. You have always been somebody I've admired...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Lorain Ross - Jefferson, MA


Mr. Ronald F. Murphy, of Natick, formerly a lifelong Watertown resident, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. He was 77.

Ronald was born January 22, 1941 in Watertown a son of the late George E. and Virginia F. (MacDougall) Murphy. Raised and educated in Watertown he honorably served in the United States Army.

Ron worked over 40 years in delivery for Jet Transportation Co. in Watertown. Upon retirement he then worked part-time for Cass Flowers on Mt. Auburn Street in Watertown as a delivery person.

An avid New England sports fan he followed all our much loved sports teams faithfully and from an early age he was a Michigan State University football fan. Ron had a knack and talent for gardening and would happily share his tomatoes with family and friends. He enjoyed running and participating in local road races. In 2014 he transitioned to Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center in Natick where he was a much loved resident and champion Wii player in bowling.

He leaves his siblings, John W. Murphy (Diane) of Ashland, Lorain M. Ross (Douglas) of Jefferson, Michelle C. Murphy of Maynard and Michael G. Murphy (Bobbie) of Glen Allen, Virginia; his nieces and nephews, Rachel Murphy, Matthew and Jeremy Ross, Christopher Penfield (Amanda), William and Maxwell Penfield and Michael Murphy; two great-nieces Parker Penfield and Aubrey Ross.

Family and friends will honor and remember Ronald's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, October 25th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday morning when his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Watertown.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, Activity Fund, 45 Union Street, Natick, MA 01760.

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