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Herbert G. Dunphy, Jr
  • In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scottish Rite Learning Center 458 Newtonville Ave Newton MA 02458

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Herbert G. Dunphy, Jr., 33°, DSA, of Needham, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 9, three weeks shy of his 89th birthday. He was the son of the late Dr. Herbert G. Sr. and Josephine Dunphy of Newton. He was the beloved husband of the late Beatrice A. Dunphy. Herb grew up in Newton and was educated in the Newton Public Schools. He spent one year at Moses Brown Prep School and then went on to receive a BA in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He enjoyed watching University of Michigan football and basketball.

Upon graduation, Herb worked as a Junior Industrial Engineer for the American Steel and Wire Division of US Steel before becoming a Market Research Manager for Gamewell Company. He went on to hold various production and planning positions for the William Carter Company of Needham before becoming Divisional Merchandise Manager. Herb retired from Carters and worked as a school bus driver for the Needham Public Schools.

He was Master of Norfolk Lodge A.F. & A.M. from 1968-1969. He was a Junior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and Grand Representative to the Regular Grand Lodge of the Kingdom of Morocco. Within the York Rite, he was a member of Mount Vernon Royal Arch Chapter, Boston Council, and St. Bernard Commandery, #12, Knights Templar. In the Scottish Rite, he was a member of Boston Lafayette, Lodge of Perfection, Giles F. Yates Council, Mt. Olivet Chapter of Rose Croix, and Massachusetts Consistory. Herb served as Commander in Chief of the Massachusetts Consistory from 1973-1976 and became a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, and Honorary Member of the Supreme Council on September 22, 1975 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2015. Herb was also a member of Aleppo Shrine. Recently he received a reward for having spent 60 years as part of the Masonic community. Many of his friends were there and enjoyed this special moment with him.

Herb leaves behind his brother, Richard, and his wife, Shirley, of Wilmington, North Carolina. He is survived by three children: Richard T. Dunphy of Needham, Donna S. Shaw and her husband William of Newnan, Georgia, and Linda E. Schorer and her husband Gary of Norwood. Herb was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren: Todd Dunphy and his wife Robyn of Holderness, New Hampshire, Jennifer Dunphy of Stratham, New Hampshire, Kirsten Shaw of Newnan, Georgia, Trevor Shaw and his wife Nikki of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Gary C. Schorer and his wife Nicki of Merrimack, New Hampshire, Michelle Fields and her husband Brendan of Framingham, and Brian Schorer of Norwood. Herb also loved being the great grandfather to his eight great grandchildren: Owen and Cameron of Holderness, New Hampshire, Ryan John, Tyler, Zachary, and Alison of Stratham, New Hampshire, and Parker and Sadie of Georgia. Herb will be missed by his nephew and two nieces: Ken Dunphy of Pawleys, South Carolina, Julie Dunphy of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Alison Shearer of Wilmington, North Carolina. He leaves behind his longtime friend, Helene Savell of Florida, as well as many other friends in the community.

Visiting hours on Tuesday, March 13, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Visiting hours will be held in the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Avenue Needham, on Wednesday morning from 9:30 – 11 am followed by funeral services at 11 am
Immediately following the services at the funeral home, a Masonic Service will be conducted by Norfolk Lodge AF&AM, at the Masonic Temple, 1101 Highland Avenue, prior to a reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scottish Rite Learning Center 458 Newtonville Ave Newton MA 02458.