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Arthur V. Murphy, Jr., 87, of Shrewsbury, passed away on January 19, 2019.  Arthur was born to Arthur V. Murphy, Sr. and Dorothy Evans Murphy in Jersey City, NJ.   He was raised in Jersey where he attended Lincoln High School before being drafted into the US Army and serving in the Korean War.  He is a member of the American Legion.  He was a life-long resident of Red Bank prior to moving to Shrewsbury.

Arthur was an Elevator Mechanic for Otis Elevator in New York City for over 40 years and was also a member of Elevator Union Local #1 in NYC.   After retirement he was an elevator consultant.

He was a member of the Red Bank Planning and Zoning Boards, the Briody Bunch, a Pop Warner football coach and also coached CYO basketball.  Arthur was also a communicant of St. James RC Church.  He was a fan of the Rangers, Giants and Knicks.

Arthur was a long-time member of the Sea Bright Bathing Pavilion where he enjoyed spending time with his sisters and family.

Arthur is predeceased by his daughter Kathleen in 1959.  He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 67 years Muriel; his nine children Michael Murphy of Shrewsbury, Arthur V. Murphy III of Red Bank, Thomas Murphy (Jeanine) of Denver, CO, Timothy Murphy (Susan) of Shrewsbury, Sean Murphy (Nancy) of Red Bank, Mary P. Murphy of Red Bank, Diane Davis (John) of Red Bank, Rosemary Murphy of Mantoloking and Meghan Gasek (Jim) of Hudson, MA; his sister Rosemary Kirk of Shrewsbury and his 24 grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 22nd from 4 to 8 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 23rd at 10 a.m. at St. James RC Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to The Arc of Monmouth County, 1158 Wayside Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07712.

Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740