Richard L. Murphy

  • Born: February 9, 1943
  • Died: July 5, 2021
  • Location: Merrimack, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard L. (Rick) Murphy, 78 of Merrimack passed away with family members by his side on July 5th, 2021, after a brief illness. Rick is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Charlotte E. (Pihl) Murphy, also from Merrimack. He is pre-deceased by their son, Richard (Ricky) Murphy. Rick is also survived by his sons Greg Murphy and Sean Murphy and their families of Massachusetts.

Additional survivors include siblings Frances Murphy of Beaufort, S.C., Judith Daudelin of Milford, MA, Gerald Murphy of Methuen MA, Sheila Moore of Brookline, MA, Denise Murphy of Newton, MA, John Murphy of Merrimack, NH, and Mary Michael of Pembroke, NH, several sisters and brothers in-law and many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Rick was a Vietnam veteran, having served two tours with the Marines. He was a true, die-hard Marine to the core, and continued to serve veterans in his community as Commandant of the Department of NH for the Marine Corp League for many years, as well as a volunteer for Toys for Tots and the NH State Veterans Cemetery detail. Rick was a life-long member of the American Legion.

Rick's quick wit and heart of gold will be missed by many.

Burial will be Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 12:30 pm at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH with a Celebration of Life immediately following at the American Legion, 5 Riverside Street, Hooksett, NH.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sgt. Murphy (Rick) and I were Sgts. together with A Btry 1st LAAM Bn. 66-67. Rick and I together would provide security up and down Highway from Hai Van Pass to DA Nang. I was shocked to hear of his passing he was one the finest Marines and Motor T Sgt I had the honor to work with. I spent two years with 1st LAAM Bn in Vietnam and there isnt a single memory that dosent include Rick. God Bless you my Friend, May God continue to comfort your family. And we will serve together again Semper FI

Posted by Bob Milby - SIMPSONVILLE, SC - Served in the Military together   March 30, 2022

To the Murphy Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain

Posted by Cathy Burns    July 18, 2021

To the Murphy Family,
I was so sorry to hear that Rick had passed away and I want to extend my deepest sympathy during this sad time. I met Rick when I worked as a teacher at Thorntons Ferry School. He took great care of all of us and helped make the school a great place to work and learn! One winter day years ago when I was staying late to prepare for the week, it was dark when I was got ready to leave. Rick walked me out and watched me get in my car to make sure I was safe! I'll never forget that and know he quietly did so much for everyone. He was a kind man with a big heart who always looked for ways to help and serve. May he rest in peace and I pray you find comfort in fond memories and the promise of eternal life. Eileen LoVerme

Posted by Eileen LoVerme - Merrimack, NH - Friend   July 16, 2021

You have given us so many memories,may you rest in peace.

Posted by Kathleen Tilley - Coventry, CT - Family   July 15, 2021

Dear Murphy Family,It is with sincere sadness that we have learned of Ricky's passing.We go back many many years(decades, ouch) and it is comforting to know Rick maintained his wit and sense of humor. His Marine Corp service ,during time of war,was both honorable and courageous and will always be appreciated by America and it's people.Rest the rest of the most deserving Rick..Jeff Moreno on behalf of all Moreno's

Posted by jeff moreno - Friend   July 15, 2021

Semper Fi

Posted by Mike Robinson    July 14, 2021

RIP Rick! We were members of the Board of Managers at the NH Veterans Home for several years. He always had the best interest of the Residents in His decision making. Our Condolences to His Family and Friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Paul Lloyd - Concord, NH - Friend   July 14, 2021

God Bless & Rest In Peace Sir. Thank You For Your Dedication & Service To Our Amazing USA. My Brother Bob Is A Fellow Marine. And, He's Resting At The Veteran's Cemetery. I Love Your Shirt. My Prayers & Thoughts Go Out To Your Beloved Family & Friends.

Posted by Diane Boucher - Other   July 14, 2021

Sending condolences and may Mr. Murphy Rest In Peace. Praying for the family

Posted by Suzette Mujica - Beaufort, SC - Family Friend   July 13, 2021


I will truly miss you my friend and fellow Brother Marine. We done lots together with the Marine Corps League and also as personal friends. Miss our Friday nights at Tortilla Flats. See you at the gates of Heaven. Where we will serve together again.
Semper Fidelis!!!
Mike Roy

Posted by Michael Roy - Sanford, FL - Friend   July 13, 2021

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