James Patrick Murphy, Jr.

Born: Fri., Jul. 3, 1959
Died: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

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James Patrick Murphy, Jr., age 60, passed away at his home in Voluntown, CT on October 2, 2019.
Jim was the oldest son of James and Patricia (Dally) Murphy.  He was born on July 3, 1959 in St. Joseph, Michigan.  He was big brother to Connie, Dennis and Shawn.  The family moved to Walled Lake, MI when Jim was 11 yrs old.  Summers were spent on the lake, celebrating the Fourth of July and his birthdays with big family parties.  Jim graduated from Walled Lake Western High School in 1977 and earned his Associates Degree after attending Central Michigan University and Oakland Community College.
Jim honorably served in the U.S. Navy from 1984-1997 as an STS1 (SS) Submarine Sonar Technician aboard the U.S.S. Silversides and the U.S.S. Toledo.  He was named “Sailor of the Year” in 1991 and earned several medals of commendation.  
After the Navy, Jim remained on the East Coast.  Although he didn’t have a formal engineering degree, Jim excelled as a Project Manager and Manufacturing Process Engineer for the next 20 years.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Jim, Sr. and Pat, and brother Patrick Shawn Murphy.
He is survived by sister Connie (David) Darin, brother Dennis (Lisa) Murphy, uncle Curtis  (Christine) Dally, niece Ashley (Jessica) Murphy, nephews Scott Darin, Grant Darin, Brett Darin, great nephew Griffin James Murphy and many Murphy, Zimmerman and Dally cousins.
Jim loved being out in nature: hiking, kayaking, fishing and biking.  He loved his cats and spending time with his many friends.

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