William Murphy

Obituary of William Murphy

William Murphy, Sr. of Erial, NJ passed away on March 3, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Loving husband of Shirley V. (nee Force).  Beloved father of Bridget A. Hearn (John, Sr.), Brian G. Murphy, Sr., Maureen R. “Moe” Collins (William, Jr.) and the late William “Butch” Murphy, Jr.   Proud grandfather of John H. Hearn, Jr., Jessica A. Hearn, Jason T. Campbell, Jr., Brian G. Murphy, Jr., Logan C. Murphy, and Carly A. Campbell.  William is also survived by his sister Betty Lou Vandergrift and Shirley Blankenship, as well as many nieces and nephews. 


William was born in Camden, NJ and resided in Erial, NJ since 1975.  He worked for many years as a truck driver for Matlack, Inc. in Swedesboro, NJ.  A big kid at heart, he was often found fixing the bikes of the neighborhood kids.


Viewing will be held on Wednesday evening March 7, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Leroy P. Wooster Funeral Home and Crematory, 441 White Horse Pike, Atco, NJ.  A funeral service will begin at 8 pm.  Cremation will be held privately.  Condolences may be shared at www.lpwoosterfuneralhome.com