William Murphy

Obituary of William A. Murphy



William A. Murphy, age 92, died April 29, 2021 in Elderwood of Brockport following a long illness. 

He was born February 24, 1929 in Holley, a son of George W. and Marguerite (Nesbitt) Murphy and was a life-long resident of this area.  Bill was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion, VFW and Navy Club of Brockport.  He also belonged to the NYS Telephone Pioneers, the Holley Fire Department, the Antique Car Club of Batavia and enjoyed collecting, restoring and driving his classic cars.  Mr. Murphy was predeceased by his wife Betty (Ward), his daughter: Kathy Murphy Rought, his brother: Bob and sisters: Lois Dill and Betty Rocco. 

He is survived by his son: Jack (Judy) Murphy of MD, his daughters: Linda (John) Nielsen of Holley, Roberta (Howard) Knight of ME, his brother: Harold Murphy of SC, his grandchildren: Lisa and Matthew Nielsen, Beth Eisenberg, Rebecca Murphy, his great grandchildren: Ethan, Jessica, Gregory as well and several nieces and nephews and special friend, Eleanor Nichols. 

There will be no prior calling hours. 

Family and friends are invited to attend Bill’s Graveside Service with Military Honors in Hillside Cemetery-Holley on MONDAY MAY 17th at 10 a.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Honor Flight of Rochester, P.O. Box 23581, Rochester, NY, 14692.  


Graveside Service

10:00 am - 10:20 am
Monday, May 17, 2021
Hillside Cemetery
South Holley Road
Holley, New York, United States
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