Thomas J. Murphy

February 24, 1948 ~ August 12, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Thomas Murphy Obituary

Thomas Murphy, 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, August 12, 2023. He was born on February 24, 1948, in Manhattan, New York.
At age 19, while living in the Bronx, Thomas started his career as a Local 3 Union Electrician. He married his childhood sweetheart Susan Garrett in 1970. He has known his wife for 72 years. After getting married, they welcomed their daughter Jennifer in 1973 and their son Brian in 1977.
Thomas moved his family to Carmel, New York, in 1982, and they lived many happy years together.
After retiring from Local 3, Thomas and Susan settled in Hampton Bays, New York.
While in retirement, Thomas loved being a grandfather to his grandson Jack, who spent many memorable hours together. They loved watching the Yankees, coin collecting, making nautical signs, watching their favorite TV shows, gardening, and laughing together.
Thomas was known for being a friend to many people, always having a five-year plan, planning and organizing get-togethers with his childhood friends from the Bronx, and always being available to anyone who needed a lending ear, advice, or wisdom. Thomas was the go-to guy for fixing anything. His sense of humor and being a jokester always made people laugh. He often reminded everyone, “You are only here for a haircut and a shave.”
Thomas is survived by his wife, Susan (nee Garrett) of 53 years; daughter Jennifer Owens and son Brian Murphy; son-in-law Brian Owens, and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Marah Marshall; grandson Jack Owens; brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
A visitation will be on Tuesday, August 15, from 1-5 pm at Scott-Rothell Funeral Home, 20 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 16, at 10:30 am at the Church of St. Rosalie, 31 East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. A private cremation will occur at a later date.

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August 15, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home
20 Ponquogue Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Funeral Mass
August 16, 2023

10:30 AM
Church of St. Rosalie
31 East Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Private Cremation

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
43 Main Street
Center Moriches, NY 11934


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