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William Albert Murphy

January 14, 1943 — November 29, 2019

William Albert Murphy, 76, of Ruckersville, VA passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Laurels of Charlottesville. He was born on January 14, 1943 in Dorchester, MA, to the late Dorothy O’Brien and John Murphy.

Mr. Murphy served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired after 29 years of service.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tina Murphy; children, Wally Howard, Tina Ceurvels, William Murphy, Jr. and Kathleen Hickey; siblings, Peggy Hirtle and George O’Brien; grandchildren, Diana, Lindsay, Cindy, Nicole, Timothy, Christopher, Billy, Dylan, Mikey and Julia; and 20 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather, George O’Brien and his brothers, Robert and John Murphy.

Services for Mr. Murphy will be private.

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Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.


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