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.
So sorry for your loss. Art was one of a kind and a great friend of our family. He will be truly missed.
Our condolences to you and your family. I have such great childhood memories of Uncle Arthur. He will surely be missed.
Jean & Michelle Daniel
Prayers and love for all the family during this difficult time.
Brian , Lynn and family , so sorry to read of the passing of your father / grandfather . We know he was loved by all of you . Our sympathies to you ! The Barber family
Jack and Jeannette Bibek
Brian: We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad! He was such a kind hearted man and had so many dear friends in our town. Arthur was quite a town historian as well and had a great since of humor! I can say that I’ve known your Dad all my life from the early years back on Buckley Hill, and always enjoyed conversations over the years!!!May the good Lord take care your Dad as we pray for his soul!
My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Many memories of conversations and experiences I shared with your father. He will be greatly missed.
Brian and all the Murphy’s…Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad Arthur….He was a long time resident of Thompson and the obit was right, a historian of his village of N. Grosvenor Dale….Lot’s of good memories Brian…May he Rest In Peace….Dave & Peg Babbitt
May the memories of your father get you through the difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Brian and the Murphy family,
I send my condolences. May those who are praying for you at this time be a source of comfort as you mourn.
Mr. Murphy was also part of our Correctional family and we’re also mourning the loss of our brother….rip Mr. Murphy.
Tim and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of your father and regret we cannot join you Wednesday to convey our thoughts in person, but we will be in Vermont. Please know that we care deeply about you and your children and wish you peace as you move forward without this all-important figure in your lives.
Fondly, Barbara Andersen
My family sends our sincerest condolences. I didn’t know Arthur that long but glad I got to know him. Always one to chat and tell stories of the town and his love of baseball. Definitely one of the guys.
Rest In Peace Murph Sorry for you loss.
Brian and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mike and Anita Santerre
Brian and Family
Your dad was my best friend since the day I met him working at Somers Prison. I will never forget the memories that we have shared .He was truly a gentleman.
Dan & Laurie Savino
Brian, Tara, Kyla, Lexi, and Kaden,
Danny & I are very sorry to hear of your sad loss of a precious family member. Praying that all of your most beautiful memories push forward while you grieve. Sending love and cyber hugs
Sue and Wade
Deepest sympathy on the loss of Uncle Arthur.
Brian and family we were sorry to learn of the loss of your father.
I shared the news of the loss of your Dad to my Dad (Pete Lajoie) and my uncle (Jim Lajoie). They both have very fond memories of your father and the rest of the Murphy family. The Lajoie boys and you father had many stories to share and remember from the ol’ days and their fun times at the Ravenelle farm. Dad may have trouble remembering my telephpne number but never the days spent with Arthur Murphy. They don’t make men like them anymore.
Our sympathy to you on your loss. Be at peace knowing that he lived with many good memories.
Brian, I was sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember him to be a well respected man and a dedicated coach. My condolences to you and your family.
Tom A uclair
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of you’re Dad! He, obviously enjoyed a long and successful life.
Brian, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad, he would always stop me when I would run on Buckley hill road and talk about sports and you. It was a pleasure to have known him, and to be coached by him.
Ken & Mary Lambert
Brian & Family, We are sorry to hear this sad news . Enjoyed talking with your Dad about family and especially baseball.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
I am very sorry for the loss of your father. I always enjoyed my talks with him and have very fond memories of him at the Langelier’s Garage Christmas party. May he rest in peace.
To the Murphy Family..Deepest Sympathy from My father,Roger Blanchette..He has many fond memories of your father dating back to childhood and little league..He will be deeply missed by my Dad!
My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. As a teenager, I have very fond memories of your Dad. He was always kind and caring an of course it goes without saying that you could always see the incredible love between the two of you. Keep those beautiful memories deep in your heart.
Lots of love,
It’s with a heavy heart that I write and offer my deepest condolences to you and your family, on your Dad’s passing. His love for you was unquestionable and evident, as was yours for him. Though not able to attend his service, please know that my thoughts prayers are with you and your family.
Brian and family. I just wanted to express to you my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your dad. I had the pleasure of taking care of him for several months and he really wormed his way into my heart, great conversation, always a kind word for me and I just really enjoyed listening him talk about you all. May he shine his love down upon you all everyday and may he rest in heaven peacefully.
Brian and family, I just learned of Archie’s passing. My condolences and prayers to all of you. He was one of my favorite people. I am so glad I stopped to visit that day; I believe he told me he was 90! Candace has fond memories of him watching her play baseball. She said he always made time for her. He will be missed. Love, Deb Pinkham and Candace Murphy.