1928 – 2021
N. Grosvenordale – Arthur R. Murphy, 92, of Buckley Hill Rd, died Sunday morning, March 28, 2021 at Davis Place. He was the loving husband of the late Gertrude (Brodeur) Murphy. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Peter and Anita (Faucher) Murphy.
Arthur was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1950 – 1958 and then continued to serve his Country by enlisting in the Air Force Reserves. He served on the honor guard for Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, III of Monaco.
Arthur was employed by the State of Connecticut first working for the Department of Corrections for thirty years and then becoming a manager of the facilities waste treatment facility. He was a very community orientated man becoming a member of the Community Fire Department, American Legion and the Valley Springs Rod and Gun Club. He was a lifetime member of the Thompson Little League.
Arthur loved baseball and followed the Yankees and New York Giants; yard work and he was a known historian for the Town of Thompson.
Arthur is survived by his son, Brian Murphy of N. Grosvenordale; stepdaughter, Tracy Johnston of MA; sister, Dorothy McCormac of Putnam; and three beautiful grandchildren, Kyla, Lexi and Kaden. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Jeannette Murphy and Cecille Murphy, and a brother, George Murphy.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Arthur’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in the Valade Funeral Home and Crematory, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, followed by a service in the funeral home at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow in East Thompson Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.