2011-09-09 / Obits

William E. Murphy

Brewery Worker

William E. Murphy, 89, a former Rockaway resident, died September 2.

Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 21, 1922. He spent many years with friends and family in Rockaway, Roxbury and Breezy Point. He recently resided in Boca Raton, Florida. Murphy was a brewery worker and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He is the stepfather of Barry Manilow.

Murphy was preceded in death by his brother, John; and sister, Josephine.

He is survived by his son, Steve and family; brothers, Vincent and Edward; and sisters, Catherine and Elenor.

Funeral arrangements remained private.

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