Francis X. Murphy ‘Frank’, of Brewster, NY, died peacefully at Regional Hospice in Danbury on Thursday September 19, 2019. He was 91 years old.
Born on January 1, 1928 in Yonkers, NY, son of the late John J. and Delia (Monaghan) Murphy. He was a graduate of Yonkers High School.
Frank married the love of his life Ethel Russell in Yonkers, NY, 68 years ago on September 15th. Together they lived in Yonkers until 1976 when the moved to Brewster, NY.
Mr. Murphy worked as a chemical manager with Union Carbide for over 30 years before retiring. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frank was an avid NY Yankee fan, but one his greatest interests in life was horse racing, he and Ethel would travel to different racetracks to watch the horses.
Frank is not only survived by his loving wife, Ethel, but also his two daughters; Patricia Kanuk and Frances Owens, his 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Rita.
A funeral service will be held on Monday September 23, 2019 at 12:30pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster. Interment will be private. Friends and family may visit the funeral home on Monday prior to the service from 11am-12:30pm.