Obituaries for the week of 08/29

Obituaries for the week of 08/29

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Richard F. Murphy Sr.

Richard F. Murphy Sr. of Brockton, Massachusetts, formerly of Riverhead and Sanibel Island, Florida, died Aug. 15 at Blue Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 88. Richard was the husband of the late Gail (McLoughlin) Murphy. 

Born in Manhattan and raised and educated in Elmont, he was the son of the late William and Anna (Hughes) Murphy. Richard served with the Marines during the Korean conflict. He had been employed as an electrical engineer for 20 years by Con Edison and retired after 25 years from the New York City Board of Education. 

Richard was the father of Robert Murphy of Long Beach, Barbara Murphy and Donna Jones (Dean) also from Brockton, the late Richard Murphy Jr., Suzanne Savino (Mark), Barbara Amoruso (Paul) and Jayme Hubbs (Jamie) all of Huntington. He was the grandfather of Emily and Brian Jones; Abigail Murphy; Nikolai, Stefan and Mimi Mazut; Olivia, Julia, Elle and Ben Amarouso; and Lily Hubbs. He was the brother of the late Margaret Silveri. He is survived by his brother William Murphy Jr. of Northport. 

Visitation was held at Nolan Funeral Home in Northport on Aug. 23. Funeral services were held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Centerport on Aug. 24. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery, West Bridgewater. 

Michael A. Leddy

Michael A. Leddy of Northport died on Aug. 8. He was the beloved father of Meghan (Nester) Chamale and Michael Leddy; loving grandfather of Anthony, Victoria, Manny and Emma Chamale; dear brother of John Leddy, Mary Ann Lanigan, Christopher Leddy, Mark (Patty) Leddy and the late Brian (Sandy) Leddy. Services were held Aug. 9 at Nolan Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 10 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, East Northport. Interment followed at St. Philip Neri Cemetery, East Northport.

James Patrick O’Connor Jr. 

James Patrick “Butch” O’Connor Jr. of Northport died on Aug. 1. O’Connor was a retired police officer with the Suffolk County Police Department. He was the loving husband of Cynthia; beloved father of Brian (Katie) O’Connor and Kari (Michael) Callahan; cherished grandfather of Lauren O’Connor, Michael Hankey, James O’Connor, Ashley Callahan and Alexandra Callahan; dear brother of Joseph (Judi) O’Connor, the late John (Linda) O’Connor and the late Dolores (the late Anthony) Turano;  and devoted cousin of Nicholas (the late Patricia) Apriceno. Funeral services held Aug. 6 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Northport. Cremation was private. 

Myrna Fannin

Myrna Fannin of East Northport died on Aug. 19 at 86 years of age. She was the beloved wife of the late Wayne Fannin; loving mother of Barbara, Dwight (Teresa), Kathy and Debbie Adair Fannin; and dear grandmother of Evan Goodwin and Shaun Fannin. Services were held at Nolan Funeral Home. Prayer services were held at the funeral home on Aug. 23 followed by burial at Calverton National Cemetery.


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