John J. "Jackie" Murphy

  • Died: December 22, 2016
  • Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home

465 Centre St
Newton, MA 02458
Tel. (617) 244-2034

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Joseph "Jackie" Murphy, died on December 22, 2016 at the Waban Health Center.
A lifelong Newton resident, Jackie was a graduate of Newton High, Michigan State University and a US Army veteran. Son of the late Raphael L. and Barbara (Norton) Murphy. Brother of Barbara M. Osborne of MD, Edward G. Murphy of VA, and the late Raphael L., Eileen Madden, Harold N., Joan Rousseau and Eleanor O'Brien. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. He will be remembered for his competitive spirit and five o'clock suppers.
A visiting hour will be held in the Eaton & Mackay Funeral Home, 465 Centre St., NEWTON CORNER, on Fri., Dec. 30 beginning at 9:30 AM followed by his Mass of Christine Burial in Our Lady Help of Christians Church at 10:30 PM. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Mass National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:30 PM
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I always get a laugh when this shows up in the inbox of my email.
It is so Jackie and how I remember him. A cigarette and a dog on his lap. The 2 things he
never got sassy with.

Posted by Kath Madden - St Petersburg, FL - family   December 16, 2020

This announcement just appeared in my email box today.
I was sad about Uncle Jacky passing on.
But, am glad to see that there is somewhere I can send a donation in his name.

Posted by Kath Madden - Saint Petersburg, FL - family   December 16, 2019

During one summer visiting my folks, they headed out on vacation a day before Raven and I were to head home.
Jackie had offered to drive me and Raven to the airport.
I was closing my suitcase, which was wicked over packed, and Jackie showed up to drive us to the airport. He saw me struggling to close my luggage. He says
"What! Do we have to call Shelly Winters to come and sit on that to close it up."
To this day I always think of him when packing and closing uo a suitcase.

Posted by Kath Madde n - St Petersburg, FL   January 02, 2017

To The Murphy Families,
Sorry to read of Jackie's passing. My condolences and prayers go out to all. We didn't see much of each other over the decades. The last time was at Ralph's and Cathy's house. Please let Cathy's girls know that when we are in Waltham we still order "boring" food at the Chateau!

Posted by Joe and Pat Kelly - Newton,Waltham, S.Yarmouth, MA   December 29, 2016

I will be unable to make Friday's services.
My thoughts will be on Jackie and all those who will be there tomorrow.
Whether I am in the mountains of Jamaica or walking about the city of Kingston I will pause and think of Jackie.K

Posted by Kath Madden - St Petersburg, FL   December 29, 2016

I will always remember coming over to Proctor St, And helping you count you're pennies and roll them, when I was little and thinking it was the greatest thing. I will miss you and I will miss watching the Bruins and patriots and Red Sox with you. I have many many childhood memories of you . Rest In Peace, uncle Jackie.I love you.

Posted by Elizabeth O'brien - Newton, MA   December 28, 2016


Jackie paid Maura and me to shine his shoes when we would go to visit. He had the entire setup -- wooden box and all!

Posted by Arley Murphy - Arverne, NY - Family   December 27, 2016


Uncle Jackie used to pay Maura and me to shine his shoes when we went to visit. He had the entire setup -- wooden box and all!!

Posted by Arley Murphy - Arverne, NY   December 27, 2016

Sorry to hear he has passed.
Jaciee was quite a character.

Posted by Kath Madden - St Petersburg, FL   December 27, 2016