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John J."Jack"  Murphy
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“to the murphy family my deepest condolences on the loss of jack. he was a class guy and a gentleman. i was his friend and also the CHAPLAIN of the...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: philip halloran - malden, MA

“I am so glad I got the opportunity to meet a wonderful man like u. Thank you for all the wonderful times we shared together. you will always be...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: LISA Banks - Framingham, MA

“Mr.Jack the few times I've met you, i hold fond memories. You're a man of my kind, you love to eat and have a few drinks. You will be missed. Rest In...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Mack Gardner Sr - Orange Park, FL

“o.k. now that i am a little composed , i must state how much you will be missed papa !!!!!!!!!! I will never ever ever forget about you papa u were...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Susan Kelly - Orange Park, FL

“papa, this morning(sunday) i made breakfast as usual...u werent there....it just wasnt the same.u didnt come bounding down the stairs with that smile...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: daniel thing - melrose, MA

“JACK,We only met a few times but I can tell you were a great guy.My condolences go out to the kelly and murphy families in this time .you will be...Read More »
6 of 31 | Posted by: robin ashley - salem, MA

“papa words can't express how I am feeling right now. You are such a kind person, with a heart of gold and a man truly dedicated to his family. I...Read More »
7 of 31 | Posted by: Ashley Kelly - wakefield, MA

“Joan and my Kelly family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have read his tributes and he sounds like a wonderful man, husband and dad. ...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Denise Ardolino Martin - Epping, NH

“Jack, you had the patience of a Saint. I"ve never seen you get angry...not even when you were pulled over on the way to Syracuse and Mom, going the...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Lisa Stone - Melrose, MA - niece

“Papa, I'm not very good a saying what I really want to say sometimes, so I'll just say this. I love you so much and I miss you even more than that. I...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Kassie Kelly-Thing - Melrose , MA

“Well Pup (Murph), there is nothing I can do to bring you back although I would do anything. But there is something I can say about a man I could...Read More »
11 of 31 | Posted by: Tim Kelly - Malden, MA - son

“Kelly Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Remember all the great times you had with Jack. May he be with you always. Love Missy ”
12 of 31 | Posted by: Missy Rogers Minasian - Revere, MA

“Joan, I am sorry for your loss, my family extends their thoughts and prayers to yours. God bless ”
13 of 31 | Posted by: Tommy Sullivan - Melrose, MA

“Joan, sorry for your loss although i never met Jack from everything i have heard he was a great guy and i am sure your family will truely miss this...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: buddy tolman - raymond, NH

“Words are not enough to describe how much I love and admire our papa. It is super hard for me to pick any single memory of times shared. Every day I...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Bonnie Kelly - Melrose, MA

“I am so saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Over the past 12 years I have gotten to know Jack well and looked forward to chatting over a few drinks...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Amy MacKenzie - Woburn, MA

“Papa...it is hard for me to put my feelings into words, but this poem i found is perfect. I hope you know how much I love you. Rest in Peace...xoxo...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Kiara Dobay - Melrose, MA

“Jack...a father in every sense of the word. You fell in love with my mother and with that accepted her baggage -- six kids -- and all the...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Pam Kelly-Dobay - Melrose, MA

Papa and his favorite girl “Jack will be missed by many, and is loved by all. ”
19 of 31 | Posted by: Pam Kelly-Dobay - Melrose, MA

“I was saddened to hear of Jack's passing, May you rest in peace Jack. My deepest sympathies to the murphy family on your loss. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Zaharias - Nahant, MA

“Jack........What can I say, you were a friend to all and loved by many more. I can only imagine today is a more beautiful day for your shining down...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Susan St. Laurent - Lynn, MA

“Rest in peace, Jack... I only met you a few times but it is clear through the other memories shared here how much you were loved and how important a...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Lewis - Brownfield, ME

“I hope the line isn't too long at those pearly gates. We're down here here hurtin, but I'll bet your up there flirtin with some beautiful angels....Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Derek Kelly - Everett, MA

“when its your time to go , God will not hold back . another life lost , another angel gained .. i Love you Papa . Rest Easy & Dont worry about a...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Amanda (Kelly) Nimblett - FL

“Today I say goodbye to the man who with open arms embraced me as his own. He willingly and bravely accepted the role of grandfather to not only...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Lyndsey Kelly - Malden, MA

“This morning the most important man in my life was taken from me. Not only were you my grandfather and God father..but also the father I never had....Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Johnna Kelly - Medford, MA

“This day last year we lost one of my favorite people in my life. R.I.P nannie red. And it breaks my heart to lose another one of my favorites this...Read More »
27 of 31 | Posted by: Jared Kelly - Melrose, MA

“Today I say goodbye to the man who with open arms embraced me as his own. He willingly and bravely accepted the role of grandfather to not only...Read More »
28 of 31 | Posted by: Lyndsey - Malden, MA

“r.i.p papa jack .. fly high pup ”
29 of 31 | Posted by: brandi - malden, MA - grandfather

“Today I say goodbye to the man who with open arms embraced me as his own. He willingly and bravely accepted the role of grandfather to not only...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Lyndsey Kelly - Malden, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: John W. & John H. gately, Fred Sprague & Steve Bartholowmew


John J."Jack" Murphy, of Melrose, died peacefully at home on June 27, 2012 at the age of 72. Jack was born & raised in Everett and a graduate of Malden Catholic High School, Class of 1957. He resided in Everett for many years and Melrose since 1986. Jack worked as an Operations Manager for the MBTA before retiring in 1994 & Paul Revere Transportation at Logan Airport for 18 years. He was a member of the East Side Athletic Assoc. & the D.A.V. in Malden for many years. Jack enjoyed playing darts, fishing, camping with family at Tuxbury Pond campground in Amesbury, traveling on cruises & Cape Cod. He supported the Diplomats Drum & Bugle Corp in Malden and he lived his life for his grandchildren. Jack was the beloved husband of Joan C. Kelly for 26 years. Loving father of Pamela Kelly-Dobay & her husband John of Melrose, Edward Kelly & his wife Lora of CT, Timothy Kelly & his wife Pamela of Malden, Susan Kelly of FL, Michele Bentley & her husband Paul of Chelmsford and Bonnie Kelly & her husband Daniel Thing of Melrose. Caring brother of William Murphy & his wife Jacqueline of Everett. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many nieces & nephews. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Monday July 2nd at 8:45AM. Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited. Visiting hours on Sunday from 2-6PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Angell Animal Medical Center, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.