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Michael J. Murphy
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  • Search For Change

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“Dearest Michael,We will all miss you at The Book Barn. You were a dedicated and reliable volunteer. We will miss your infectious smile, love of...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Carole Garcia - Mahopac,, NY

“To the Family: Michael was a wonderful person. I am sorry we lost him so soon...I will always miss him. ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Lydia Kugel - North Salem, NY

“Dear Michael, I will miss you so much as a volunteer at the Book Barn Sale at the Mahopac Library. Your steadfastness in finding the Duplicate Books...Read More »
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Michael J. Murphy of Mahopac, NY (formerly of Woodlawn) passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 9, 2017 at the age of 52. He was born in New York City on June 4, 1965, the son of John and Margaret (Peggy) (O'Neill) Murphy. He was a graduate of Mount St Michael's school and he for the past twenty-five years worked as an assistant manager and projectionist for United Artists Theatres (Movie Land) in Yonkers prior to moving to Mahopac.

Mike loved Stephen King novels and he was an avid reader and collector of comic books and stamps. He had a passion for movies and television. He was a sweet humble man and all that knew him will miss him dearly.

Mike was an inspiration for many and he touched a lot of hearts as a resident of the Search for Change organization. His life for the past five years was greatly improved. He was also a part time volunteer at the Mahopac Public Library where he worked in the Book Barn and probably spent way too much time on Facebook like many of us.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory in the name of Michael Murphy to Search for Change, Inc. (link http://www.searchforchange.org) or CoveCare Center (formerly known as Putnam Family & Community Services (https://covecarecenter.org). Like for so many others these organizations greatly helped Mike gain independence and prosper over the few years.

Mike is survived by his younger brother Jim and his wife Susan along with his children Kerry and James, and his brother John and his wife Theresa along with niece Ashley Rae Murphy and nephews Christopher and Thomas. He is also survived by his aunt Eileen Krummerich.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation on Friday, December 15th from 4-9 PM at the Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16th at 10AM at St. John The Evangelist Church, also in Mahopac. A private cremation will follow (at a later date) with interment of ashes at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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