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Alan M. Murphy

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, step-father and brother;


Alan M. Murphy, 74, of Nashua, New Hampshire, died Thursday August 5, 2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire.

He was the loving husband of Lori J. (Sangster) (Hurlburt) Murphy, who survives him.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 21, 1946, the son of the late Raymond M. and the late Doris B. (Bellovoda) Murphy, he attended Dracut schools and was a graduate of Dracut High School Class of 1964.

Alan worked as a Lab Technician for over 48 years at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, NH prior to his retirement.

With a passion for music, Alan also enjoyed camping, sports, especially baseball. However, his greatest joy was when he was with his family.

Besides his wife, Alan is survived by two sons Brian Murphy of Charleston, SC and Kevin M. Murphy and his fiancee Laura Lambert of Merrimack, NH; a daughter Shannon E. Beatty and her husband Seth of Easton, MD; five grandchildren Reilly Murphy of Hooksett, NH, Wyatt, Holston and Lawson Beatty of Easton and Lucas Lambert of Merrimack, NH; two step-children Michael Hurlburt of Nashua, NH and Sarah Hurlburt of Mason, NH; a sister Maura A. Murphy of Boca Raton, FL and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service to be celebrated Wednesday August 11, 2021 at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL at 2:00 P.M. E-condolences at  Arrangements by Funeral Director James F, O'Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (26)
  • Donald bernard  - Friend
    Just noted your passing old friend .fondest memories . You were the music and baseball man RIP
  • Donald bernard  - Friend
    Just noted the passing of such an old dear friend. Back to st Jo’s Lowell lab . The music man . Rip buddy
  • Tim Lozeau  - So sad to hear of your loss:
    Al Murphy family : I’m so sorry for your loss and the late response my friend ; 30 years of memories at SJH ; great coach, teammate, DJ, and so so so many good memories we’ll all cherish…RIP “Murph” TLoz
  • John and Donna Bicknell  - Friend from Billerica
    We were saddened to recently hear of Alan's passing. When we last spoke on August 3rd he was getting excited about the Fryburg Fair, where we sat together at the races. Our condolences to his wife, children, step-children,grandchildren and other friends and family. May he rest in peace.
  • Benny  - Loved Baseball
    I only knew Alan through playing this online baseball game for many years, he was also so passionate and tough to compete against. I never met him in person but feel like I know him. Best to the family, I will miss him.
  • Carmela Zona  - very sad for your loss
    my sincere sympathy to Alan's family. I worked with Alan for over 20 years at St.Joe's lab. He was my first instructor as I began my work there. He was always kind and patient. I remember his love and knowledge of music, I remember his sense of Humer. Good bye my friend.Rest in peace. carmela Zona
  • Susan Fraser
    I was so very sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. He was a thoughtful, generous, genuinely good man who put his family first. I am proud to say he was my good friend for 47 years. So many fun memories of Alan will never be forgotten. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. May he rest in peace and continue the fun with his friends in heaven. Sending hugs and love to you all. ❤️
  • Herman & Julie West  - Sorry for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Al was a great friend for over 30 years. We enjoyed many softball games together on the St. Joseph Hospital Softball team. I'm sure Al is already getting a team ready now so when we all see each other again we will play in Heavens Stadium. A lot of great memories camping with the Murphy's back in the 80's and 90's at Eastern Slopes. We will miss you AL!!
  • Debby Rabchenuk
    So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Enjoyed socializing at Stan’s with him. He was definitely outnumbered (men/women) in the lab. May you find peace in the memories he left you with.
  • Dorian Hurley  - Condolences
    My sincere condolences to Alan's family and friends. Alan was a loyal guest for many years at my family's hotel at Hampton Beach and he was always more than just a customer -- he was a friend. It has been years since my family sold the business and I worked there, but I fondly remember spending countless hours chatting with Alan in the lobby after he has spent a day at the beach. I recall that he always spoke of his children with a twinkle in his eye, loved music, and (if my memory serves me correctly) had a bit of weakness for evening ice cream runs when he was at the beach. May Alan's memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.
  • Shannon (Fraser) Greenwood  - Gone too soon
    Alan was a kind and gentle soul that left us all too soon. I’ll always remember him as the man who loved his oldies and to have a good time. He loved his family and my heart goes out to to all of you. His spirit will live on every time the music plays.
  • George York & Mary Lou Mc Quad  - The Music Man on the River
    Our deepest sympathy to Alan’s family and especially you Lori. The river will not be the same without Alan and his music. The music was great and the stories he told about the music was just as entertaining as the music itself. He was a friend to all and we will miss him dearly. Sincerely George & Mary Lou
  • Heather
    Sending my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones , we was an amazing man who lite up the room with his amazing personality. He will be missed dearly ❤ Xoxoxo and sending lots of love❤ His favorite waitress
  • Mary Howe
    I met Alan while working at the Lab. He was truly a very warm and caring friend. He always spoke so fondly of his family and really enjoyed his times camping at Eastern Slopes! I am so sorry for your loss. I consider myself to be lucky to have made his acquaintance!
  • Michele and Paul Tabacco  - So Sorry For Your Loss
    To Alan's Family. We are so shocked and saddened by the Alan's untimely passing. We will miss him so much here at Eastern Slope Camping Area and it will not be the same without him. Something that gives us great comfort is that he was just here for a month and had his children and grandchildren visit. You all seemed to be having a great time and we hope that fact gives you comfort as well. We are so sorry for you all! With Sincere Sympathy, The Tabacco Family and all of us here At ESCA
  • Robert J. Ferullo, Ed.D  - Condolences and sympathies
    To the family of Alan Murphy: my condolences and sympzathies on the passing of our Coach. Four members of our family are Derby participants. We are grateful for Alan’s dedication to the Home Run Derby. We appreciate his time,energy, and patience in managing the Derby. RIP Coach-we miss you already!
  • Catherine Athearn (a/k/a Lady  - RIP, Tony
    So sorry for your loss. I never met Alan but knew him as Tony and the Tigers through BBM fantasy baseball. Sent him a couple of trophies, too. Condolences to his family.
  • John Hoyer  - So sorry
    Just wanted to say I’m sorry sorry .A good friend and he always will be in my heart . Again so sorry.Amazing Awesome Buddy will be miss.
  • Tim Pember  - Alan was a great guy
    I got to know Alan over the past several years as we played in several fantasy baseball leagues. No doubt his first love was his family, but he was a great competitor in our baseball leagues. As we knew him Tony and his Tigers! Alan aka Tony the Tiger may you Rest In Peace. Tim pember aka Slugger and the Rattlers.
  • ARTHUR DAMERON  - to the family of Alan Murphy
    Dear family of Alan. My deepest condolences on the loss of Alan. He and I competed against one another in an online baseball game. He was extremely good at the game and very competitive. I shall miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God help you all through this storm of life.
  • Arthur Dameron
    Dear family of Alan. My deepest condolences on the loss of Alan. He and I competed against one another in an online baseball game. He was extremely good at the game and very competitive. I shall miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God help you all through this storm of life.
  • Terry Granger  - friend
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I have known Alan since 1970. Our family remembers many great times at Eastern Slopes. He will be greatly missed being on the beach with his music playing. RIP Alan, you will be forever in the hearts of many.
  • Ruth Broderick
    My deepest sympathy to Alan’s family. He will always be remembered.
  • Bettyi Merrihew  - Alan Murphy
    Alan , Eastern Slopes will never be the same.It was a treasure to know you, to sit on the beach with you all these past years and listen to your music. I will always treasure the tapes you gave me of the 50s and 60s music. the games and the laughs we have shared over the years will live on forever.with love from the Merrihew family. Betty Merrihew
  • Lori Hogan  - So sorry for your loss !
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers ! Alan was a wonderful person , I worked with him and Lori at St Joe’s. He loved his kids, coaching sports, music, and camping . Which my family did one weekend . Alan you will truly be missed ! RIP
  • Lori Hogan  - So sorry for your loss
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers! I worked with Alan and Lori at St . Joe’s . He was a wonderful person, my kids grew up with his two younger kids . He loved his kids and his sports . Alan you will truly be missed ! RIP
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