Obituary of William J. Murphy
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Murphy, William J. "Billy" Rochester. Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the age of 51, Billy died in the arms of God after a three month coma and cardiac arrest. Born February 1, 1958, son of William A. and Helen K. Murphy. He graduated from John Marshall High School, attended R.I.T and graduated from Erie County Community College as an engineer. Billy is survived by his parents, William A. and Helen K. Murphy, sisters, Mary Anne(Bill) Benedict of Binghamton, NY, Helen(Dan) Roop of Farmington, NY and Kathryn Murphy of Rowayton, CT, nephews, Paul & Brian Benedict, nieces, Colleen Benedict & Ferron Murphy. Billy resided with his parents. He was passionate about family, friends, animals, cooking and Notre Dame Football. He was a devout Catholic, attended regular services and said the rosary daily with his parents. After several years battling complications from diabetes, including kidney dialysis, he received a donor kidney in 2008 and his health improved dramatically. He enjoyed regular visits to the health club with his father and enjoyed outside activities. His family will be left with such wonderful memories of his kind spirit and his devotion to God, his family and animals. His family will receive friends Thursday 4-8 pm at the funeral home. Friends are invited to meet the family Friday 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Cathedral for his funeral mass. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Isaiah House, 71 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14605 or the American Diabetes Association, 160 Allens Creek Rd, Rochester, NY 14618To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of William Murphy, please visit our Tree Store
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Paul W. Harris Funeral Home
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