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Richard Murphy

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Richard Murphy

Binghamstown, Ballina, Mayo

Richard Murphy, Center Harbor, NH, formerly of Binghamstown, Ballina, Co Mayo.


Richard Denis Murphy – August 11, 1947 – October 31, 2023


Richard Murphy of Center Harbor, NH and formerly of Binghamstown, Ballina, Co. Mayo, passed peacefully on October 31st, 2023 surrounded by family.


Richard is predeceased by his parents, Nancy and Denis Murphy, and his brother, Capt. John Murphy.


Richard is survived by his beloved wife Susan, his daughter Alana, son-in-law Chris, and his grandsons Conor and Nolan. He is also survived by his siblings, Pat, Ann, Mary, Denis, Lawrence, Margaret, Michael, and Bernie, and their families. His nieces, nephews and relations will also miss him dearly.


Born and raised in Binghamstown, Co. Mayo as the oldest of ten children, Richard left home in 1971 to work for the Department of Agriculture in Maam Valley. He met Susan in Roundstone, Co. Galway in 1972 and they were married the following year. After moving to Kent, England, Richard and Susan decided to relocate to New England in 1974. Richard initially worked at Boston Wire & Cable before purchasing his own business. In 1986, Richard started Richard Murphy Construction in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Richard found his second home along the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and enjoyed nothing more than having his extended family gather at the lake. During his time in New England, Richard made frequent trips to visit family in Ireland and his final wish was to be buried at home by the sea.


May Richard's Kind and Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.


Funeral mass for Richard will take place on Saturday 18th of November, 2023 at 12 noon in St. Joseph's Church, Binghamstown (F26 Y860). Interment will take place afterwards in Cross Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:


Messages of condolence for Richard's family can be left below by clicking on the "Condolences" button at the bottom of this webpage.


All enquiries to Healy's Funeral Directors, Barnatra on 087-6259911 or 097-84111.

Date Published:

Monday 13th November 2023

Date of Death:

Tuesday 31st October 2023

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