George Sanford's Story
Mr. George Sanford Murphy, 89, of Danvers, beloved husband of Marie E. (Wilson) Murphy, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Danvers surrounded by his loving Family.
Born in Peabody, he was the son of the late Hugh and Helen N. (Smith) Murphy. He was raised and educated in Peabody and attended Peabody Trade School.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Corps, the United States Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine.
Mr. Murphy was employed with the former Eastman Gelatin Corporation until the time of his retirement in 1984. He had also been employed with Siemens Medical Solutions for 10 years.
A loving husband and father, George had a deep love of the ocean. He was an avid scuba diver and boater. He was a passionate craftsman and lover of model aircraft. He shared this love with his family and friends. He also enjoyed going on cruises and family vacations. Mr. Murphy also liked to sing. He was a longtime resident of the town of Danvers and was a member of the American Legion, Post 180 in Danvers.
George is survived by his loving wife, Marie E. (Wilson) Murphy of Danvers; his son, Daniel and daughter-in-law, Wendy of Danvers. He was the pet parent to his beloved felines, Nala and Lana. He was also the brother of the late Chester “Chet” Murphy.
His funeral service will be held in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Thursday April 13 at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited. The burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody at 12:30 p.m. Visiting hours prior to the service will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in George's memory to the Twin Oaks Nursing Home Activities Fund, 63 Locust St., Danvers, MA 01923. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  April 12, 2017