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“Tracy, Mathew, Brian and Marie I am shocked and terribly saddened by the news of Mark's passing, I am still having a hard time believing it is true...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Daniel Bruce - Boston, MA

“We will always remember your warm smile and the times our families shared as our children grew in Needham and Chatham. Sending love and prayers to...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Sally Kane - Needham, MA - Friend

“Dear Tracy, Brian, Matthew, Daniel & Marie-I'm stunned to hear about Mark's ("Murph's") death. Although you don't know me, I'm sending you sincere...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry for your loss ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Theresa Urich - Simsbury, CT

“Dear Tracy: We were heartbroken to hear about the loss of your husband. Please know that there are so many people, from every corner of your life,...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Michelle (McCarthy) Murphy - CT

“Dear Tracy, Brian, Matthew, Daniel and Marie. I'm sure there are many people that want to leave a condolence but don't because there aren't adequate...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Nick Shaheen - Sagamore Beach, MA

“I worked closely with Mark these past 4 years in equities in Boston. I knew him to be a highly intelligent and passionate investor, who loved and was...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Robert McCarthy - Cambridge, MA

“Although I never met Mark, I was told about him by a mutual friend. Please know that I have been praying for your family. A loss like this makes no...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Brittany Harrison - North Haledon, NJ

“Dear Murphy Family. I would like to send you all my most sincere condolences. I worked with Mark at Legg Mason when I started my career. I can't tell...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Christopher Zakak - Newton, MA

“Dear Tracy, My whole family and I are so sad to hear the news of your loss. We are sending you all much love and prayers. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Claudia Douglass Williams

“We are so saddened by the sudden loss of Mark. The entire Murphy Family is in our hearts and prayers. May you all be comforted by the wonderful...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Passarelli - Coventry, RI

“My heart goes out to all of you. Sending you healing energy, love, and light. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Teri Sica - Scituate, MA

“Dear Tracy, your family is in our prayers. God bless you and keep you. Deepest condolences from my family to yours. Love, Judy Melley Piccione ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Judith Piccione - Chicago, IL

“Heartfelt condolences to the family will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Joanne Fleming - Marshfield, MA

“Dear Tracy, please know you are very loved by all your volunteers andwe will be here for you always. We are so sorry for your loss. You childrenand...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Lou Hughes - Friend

“Dearest Tracy, Matthew, Daniel, Brian and Marie Do not let the last week make you forget the previous almost 60 years of Mark's life. Keep your...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: AR Carey - Washington, DC


Mark Joseph Murphy, 58, of Needham, died suddenly on November 21, 2017.
Mark was born on June 7,1959 in Boston, to the late Frank Murphy, Sr. and Margaret Donohue Murphy. Married to Tracy Vaughan Murphy in 1983, Mark was a devoted father to Matthew and his wife, Joana, Daniel, Brian, and Marie Murphy. He is also survived by his three loving siblings, Frank Murphy of New York; David Murphy and his wife, Lori of Norton; and Mary Murphy Williamson and her husband Mark Williamson of Norfolk, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Mark graduated from St. Michael's College, and enjoyed every moment in Vermont where he made lifelong dear friends. In Boston, Mark began a successful career in finance and developed a passion for the stock market. Mark and Tracy raised their four children in Needham, surrounded by the love of family and great friends in a community they treasure. Mark will be remembered for his intellect, his sense of humor, his fierce loyalty to his children, and his overwhelming generosity to all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, November 28th from 9:30 -11:00 am in St. Joseph's Church, 1360 Highland Ave in Needham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Needham Cemetery.
Please omit flowers. Donations in Mark's name may be made to St. Joseph's Parish.