Donald R. Murphy ’52 died on October 16, 2015, in Providence, Rhode Island.
(The following appeared in The Providence Journal on Oct. 19, 2015):
MURPHY, DONALD RICKARD 86, of Edgewood, died peacefully, October 16, in Hospice Care of Rhode Island, surrounded by his loving family. Donald was the beloved husband of Dorothy L. Murphy. He was born September 30, 1929, in Providence. He was the son of Agnes B. Murphy (Ferguson). Donald was a businessman and owned several businesses in Providence, Cranston, and Warwick.Donald is survived by his wife Dorothy of 63 years, his children: daughter Linda Brisco and husband Leonard of Pacific Palisades, California; son Donald Murphy, Jr. and his wife Laurie of Coventry; daughter of Susan Hassard and husband David of Ashaway; son Stephen Murphy (deceased); son Kenneth Murphy of North Smithfield; and son Gregory Murphy and his wife Jodi of North Kingstown, his grandchildren; Laurel Norris, Tara Brisco, Stephanie Ferreia, Lisa Corrigan, Jared Hassard, Justin, Kyla, and Bradley Murphy, Kevin, Brian, Meaghan, and Sean Murphy, Matthew, Stephen, and Patrick Murphy, his great grandchildren: Jasmine, Vincent and Hazel Ferreira, and Boston and Sienna Norris.