William A. Murphy

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 April 2021 at 1:26 pm

American flagHOLLEY – William A. Murphy, 92, died April 29, 2021 in Elderwood of Brockport following a long illness. He was born February 24, 1929 in Holley, a son of George W. and Marguerite (Nesbitt) Murphy and was a life-long resident of this area.

Bill was a United States Navy Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion, VFW and Navy Club of Brockport. He also belonged to the NYS Telephone Pioneers, the Holley Fire Department, the Antique Car Club of Batavia and enjoyed collecting, restoring and driving his classic cars.

Mr. Murphy was predeceased by his wife, Betty (Ward); his daughter, Kathy Murphy Rought; his brother, Bob; and sisters, Lois Dill and Betty Rocco.

He is survived by his son, Jack (Judy) Murphy of MD; his daughters, Linda (John) Nielsen of Holley, and Roberta (Howard) Knight of ME; his brother, Harold Murphy of SC; his grandchildren, Lisa and Matthew Nielsen, Beth Eisenberg and Rebecca Murphy; his great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jessica and Gregory as well and several nieces and nephews and special friend, Eleanor Nichols.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend Bill’s graveside service with Military Honors in Hillside Cemetery-Holley on Monday, May 17th, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Honor Flight of Rochester, P.O. Box 23581, Rochester, NY, 14692.

Bill’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. of Holley. To share a special memory of Bill, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.