Martin Murphy, a 55-year resident of Rockaway Beach, died December 8.
Murphy was born in the Bronx on February 12, 1931. He served as a US Merchant Marine from 1945 to 1947. He was a retired "sandhog," who worked in tunnel construction. He was a member of Local 147.
Murphy was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (nee McCrystal); and brother, James Murphy.
He is survived by his children, Patricia Tubridy, Michael, Kevin, and Daniel; sister, Johanna Murphy; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Denis S. O'Connor Funeral Home, with visitation to be held on Friday, December 12, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 13 at 10 a.m. at St. Camillus Church. Interment will be at Rockville Cemetery in Lynbrook.