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Murphy, Brad A.

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October 17, 1949 - August 14, 2011

Murphy, Brad A.

God saw you were getting tired, and a cure was not to be
So He put his arms around you, and whispered, “Come go with me.”
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer, and saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay
A golden heart stopped beating, your hard working hands put to rest…
God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best.

John Bradley Murphy, loving father and friend, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Brad was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick on October 17, 1949 to the late Hank and Phyllis Murphy. Brad attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated from the University of North Texas where he received a Degree in Education, specializing in Guidance Counseling and Science.

He went on to become a science teacher and small business owner, along with several other occupations, where he eventually settled back in Arlington, Texas.

He was an avid Texas Longhorns fan and very committed to his team. He was passionate about his two dogs, Max and Charlie, and his TV would almost always be tuned to the Food Network. Brad was loved by many and whatever life threw his way, you could always count on him to have a smile on his face and an upbeat spirit. He will be remembered as a loving father that promoted curiosity, encouraged creativity, and wanted nothing but the best for his family.

Brad is preceded in death by his parents, Hank and Phyllis Murphy. He is survived by his two daughters, Erin Howard and husband Jay, Erika Murphy and fianc

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IBEW Local 1253

September 11, 2011 9:47PM

We extend our sincere sympathy to the Murphy family.

The Brothers and Sisters of
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1253
Augusta, Maine

Matt Mains

August 23, 2011 10:31PM

I was surprised and saddened to learn of Brad's death. I worked for him during two summers and always thought he was a great guy. Rest in peace.

Susan Smythe

August 22, 2011 11:15AM

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Brad may you rest in Peace.

Rodney and Deanne Colley and Family

August 22, 2011 8:37AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Rodney, Deanne, Will and Brenna Colley

Brian R. Mays

August 20, 2011 8:21AM

My deepest sympathies to Brad's family and friends. May you find peace and healing during this difficult time.

Jeff and Lynne Russell

August 19, 2011 6:52PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Very sorry for your loss.

Ken and Pat Manship

August 19, 2011 5:53PM

Our sympathy to Brads family ! We were friends of his mother ! Rest in peace .

Dan & Carol Hollingdale

August 19, 2011 3:12PM

We were so sad to hear about the passing of Brad and send our deepest sympathy to his family. We have very fond memories of Brad and he was always so gracious in receiving us in his home and was a wonderful cook enjoying sharing his gourmet creations. We know Brad is now with his Lord and Savior and may he enjoy eternal peace. God Bless You Brad.

linda coltart

August 19, 2011 10:13AM

Deepest sympathy to Brad's family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Sam and Linda

Bob and MaryLou McGraw

August 19, 2011 9:57AM

Our sympathy to Brad's family. May you find peace knowing Brad is home with God and resting in His loving arms. Always loved talking with him and what a great smile. We are truly sorry and know he will be missed. Bob and Mary Lou

Debbie & Fred Donahue

August 19, 2011 9:10AM

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to Brad's family. He was always smilig and so friendly to everyone. We enjoyed his company while visiting friends in Calais and spent a week-end in Boothbay Harbor with him. May he rest in Peace. With prayers, Fred & Debbie

Phillip Townsend

August 19, 2011 8:44AM

Rest now in Peace Brad. I will always remember the great times we had growing up in Calais and Austin.
Our lives took us in different directions but you never forget growing up with dear friends like you.

ann cawell boyd

August 19, 2011 8:18AM

My heartfelt condolences to Brad's family and friends. I'll always remember his offers to help after my husband's passing. They were Brothers in Lionism...something that meant a lot to both of them. And who can ever forget that could light up any room. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Ann Caswell Boyd

Matthew & Jillian Benson

August 19, 2011 8:09AM

Brad always made us laugh, he was a great guy and we'll always remember him that way. He'll be sadly missed. We're so sorry for your families loss, our thought's are with you, Matt & Jill Benson

catherine carson

August 19, 2011 7:19AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you rest in peace Brad.

Catherine Carson

Fred & Debbie Donahue

August 19, 2011 5:29AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. We always enjoyed Brads company. We knew him through his friends in Calais and enjoyed his company on a trip to Boothbay Harbor. May you find peace with the passing of time.

With Thoughts & Prayers,
Debbie & Fred Donahue

Nancy Clark Dennett

August 18, 2011 4:40PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know there are many broken hearts with Brad's passing. You are all in my prayers.

Bill and Bette McVicar

August 18, 2011 4:12PM

Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences in this sad and sorrowful time. We knew your dad and will miss him very much. God bless yall.

Sue (Chaffee) Claridge

August 18, 2011 11:10AM

You will be remembered and missed by many. I have so many fond memories of our time together in the Barker Street gang.(lol) and all our little parties. It was great getting reacquainted when you moved back to Calais.You are another part of the class of 68 missing but will meet up again at a later time.Prayers for the family in their time of grief.

Bev Doliber Brandes

August 18, 2011 10:41AM

My sincere condolences to Brad's loved ones and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I am very sorry for your loss.

Debbie Pedro Maguire

August 18, 2011 10:39AM

My deepest condolences to the family. I knew Brad many years ago and have fond memories.

Thessalonians 4:13
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Bertie Russo

August 18, 2011 9:14AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in out thoughts and prayers.

Steve & Bertie Russo

Debbie Tomerlin

August 18, 2011 8:36AM

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family during these trying times. Special love goes out to our daughter Erika and her sons Kyson and Trayton! Erin we also send special prayers your way. We can only imagine what you are going through. May angels watch over you all the next few days and always!
Love, Debbie and Toot Tomerlin

Deborah Huff

August 17, 2011 5:39PM

My heart goes out to all Brad's family and friends. Erin you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks to Kristin & Kevin Schor for your care and concerns.
Deborah Huff