Obituary: Maurice E. Murphy

Maurice E. Murphy, at 77
Maurice E. Murphy died Sept. 12, after a short illness. He was 77.
Mr. Murphy was a lifelong resident of Hull, a retired Hull police officer, proprietor of Maurice E. Murphy Realty and Insurance, member of many Hull boards, and a passionate gardener. 
His pleasures included a steak or a chop charred on his grill, a great piece of fish at Jake’s, Chinese buffet on Friday, and, most of all, holding court in the front yard or on his porch with all sorts of folks. He was never afraid to voice his opinion or ask: “What’s the good word?” He was always ready to offer help and advice. 
Son of the late Helen [Lewis] and Maurice P. Murphy, he was the brother of Jean M Benson, Owen Murphy, and Peter “John” Murphy, who all predeceased him. He is survived by his niece, Jean Loiselle, and her husband, Tom, and his nephew, Edward Benson, and his wife Rosemary. 
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, 4-7 p.m., in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. His funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. 
Mr. Murphy will be buried at Hull Village Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts chapter, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452. 
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