July 20, 1951 - March 8, 2021
Hugh J. Murphy of Kingston, NY passed away on Monday March 8th 2021 at the age of 69. Hugh was born on July 20th 1951 to John and Ann Murphy. He grew up in the Bronx, NY and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1969. He went on to receive his college degree in English Lit/Journalism from Pace University. Hugh went to work at the Daily News as a photographer from 1969-1982. His career at the Daily News was something he looked back on fondly and proudly. Hugh also had a long-standing career with Metro-North Railroad and eventually retired there in 2013. Hugh was kind-hearted, a lover of nature and animals. He was a very intelligent person with a quick wit and many great ideas. Hugh had a great smile that could light up the room. He had a love for travel and adventure. As a young man he explored places like Greece, Switzerland, London, Amsterdam, and Germany. He loved to travel to the island of St.Thomas, one of his favorite places on Earth. He also ventured close to home and one of his favorite hiking spots was Lake Minnewaska in upstate New York. He took his final trip to Ireland in September of 2019. As a father he introduced his daughters to places like New York City and the Hudson Valley. He enjoyed taking them to countless parades, Broadway shows, sporting events, and the circus. He took them upstate for apple picking, ice skating, hiking and county fairs. It was some of the best times of his life. Hugh was preceded in death by his sister Patricia Murphy-McLaughlin. He is survived by his three daughters Annmarie Graser, Diana Murphy, Kelly Murphy and two grand-daughters Rita and Noelle Graser. Family and friends will honor Hugh’s life at the Yorktown Funeral home on Monday March 15th from 11-1:00pm. Funeral service to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Putnam Valley, NY.
Hugh J. Murphy of Kingston, NY passed away on Monday March 8th 2021 at the age of 69. Hugh was born on July 20th 1951 to John and Ann Murphy. He grew up in the Bronx, NY and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1969. He went on to receive... View Obituary & Service Information
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