AMerican Veteran 11

Charles F. Murphy

July 2, 1932 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 87)

Obituary Image


Charles “Sonny” Murphy, 87, a longtime resident of Framingham died Thursday October 31, 2019 after a brief illness. Born in Waltham, he was the son of the late Charles & Edna (Casey) Murphy.

Sonny was raised and educated in his hometown of Waltham. After high school he worked to support the family. He was drafted into the Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War. He met the love of his life Barbara (May) while working at Happy Home Bakery in Somerville, and eventually settled in Framingham to raise their family. Throughout his career, he also managed the Wellesley Supermarket, and worked for McNeil & Associates.

A devout Catholic, Charlie was a member of the St. Tarcisius choir, he was an Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion and donated much of his time to the parish.

He and Barbara took many road trips from Maine to Kentucky. He loved being outside working in his yard and dining out with Barbara.

Besides his beloved wife Barbara, Charlie is survived by his children, Melinda of Los Angeles, CA, and Michael & his partner Fabia Serra of Pompano Beach, FL, and his sister Carol Blay of No. Kingston, RI. He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Ann Boyd.

Family and friends will honor and remember Charlie;s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St. Framingham on Tuesday November 5th from 4-7 P.M. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly St. Framingham, on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow in St. Tarcisius Cemetery.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles F. Murphy, please visit our floral store.


November 5, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home & Cremation Services
11 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Funeral Mass
November 6, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Tarcisius Church
562 Waverly Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Interment following funeral service
November 6, 2019

St. Tarcisius Cemetery
0 Winthrop Street
Framingham, MA 01702

© 2020 McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use