David Andrew Murphy of North Falmouth died November 11. He was 70.
Mr. Murphy was born and raised in Milton, the fifth and youngest child of Dr. Lawrence Murphy and Ruth (Hewins) Murphy.
He spent summers with the family in the New Silver Beach area of North Falmouth, where he also lived during the final years of his life with his sister, Jane Konyn.
He attended Collicot Elementary School in Milton followed by the Roxbury Latin School, where he received his high school diploma. He went on to study classics at Boston University, with a focus on ancient Greek.
He worked for over 30 years as a carpenter in the greater Boston area and semi-retired in 2012, continuing to work occasional odd jobs and projects for the remainder of his life.
He had a wide range of interests, including hockey, which he played into his 50s, guitar, beekeeping, cycling, classical music, spy novels, French cuisine, Chinese medicine, Greek mythology and fireworks. He enjoyed all kinds of woodworking, from weekend chain-sawing to fine carpentry in the basement workshop.
In addition to his sister, he leaves two siblings, Susan Gilmore and Larry Murphy; three children, David Murphy Jr., Elizabeth Murphy and Thomas Murphy; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his eldest brother Paul Murphy.
Services will be private.
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