Fred V. Murphy
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Our elder son, Fred S. Murphy ,
lives in Mountain View and works in
Software QA. We enjoy his frequent visits and meals together.
Our younger son, Matthew B. Murphy, his wife
Jennifer Hill, and their daughter Alexandra have moved from Swarthmore,
PA to Centenial College in Shreveport, LA, where he is Professor of Political Science.
Fayne's mother, Julia Chupack died in
Hospital on December 21, 1999. She is buried at
My mother, Margery Murphy, died September 1st 1999, in Baltimore. She is buried in Washington, D.C.
My late father, Frederick V. Murphy, was a distinguished
architect and teacher at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Fayne's brother Steve Chupack and his wife
Jeanette, have migrated from
Vermont to baronial splendor at
Florida, from which they explore the
kayakable parts of the state. Steve is
busy with indexing and and tutoring children in reading. Jeanette is enjoying the ever-increasing
public acceptance and appreciation of her extraordinary paintings which can be
sampled at Artid, art-exchange,
Belle, and American
My brother John C. Murphy practices law in
Baltimore, specializing in land use,
contrarian activities like defending the IRS, and the history of late medieval
wife, Frances Lewis, is well known to be the best children's dentist in
Baltimore. They are kept busy by two delightful daughters: Mary Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti; and and Maggie, living and working in Washington, D.C.
My youngest brother Michael V. Murphy, died
unexpectedly on February 10, 2010. He was remembered at a requiem
Mass at his parish church and at a memorial celebration at the Tremont
Plaza hotel, attended by many his family and friends. His dear son, Patrick, followed a few months later.
- Michael's daughter,
Julia, is married to Andy Burne and both practice architecture in NYC;
their charming daughter Tabitha is filling their Brooklyn apartment.
- John Murphy has entered the world of international yachting. Catspaw is a
31.5-foot C&C sloop berthed at Middle River but soon to visit
Annapolis, Bar Harbor, Cape Coral, San Francisco, Honolulu. Monte
Carlo, Singapore, ...
Fayne and I spent a few weeks in
Europe in May 2001. We visited Matthew and Jennifer in
Warsaw, briefly enjoyed
Prague, then headed south to
Milan. We have acquired a thorough
understanding of European trains, and can advise on
Internet cafes and gelato.
In the summer of 2002, we enjoyed a Murphy
family reunion at Bethany Beach, Delaware.
The highlight of 2003 was the arrival of Alexandra Fayne Murphy on May 18th. She
is the first of her generation in the Murphy-Chupack line but carries her
responsibilities lightly. We refer you to the pictures and spare the 10,000
words. At six, she juggles First Grade, ballet, soccer, and her cats.
At the end of May 2004, we visited the East
Coast. First, Massachusetts for Mary's triumphant graduation from Mt. Holyoke,
then Cape Coral, Florida, for a relaxing visit with Steve and Jeanette, and
finally Baltimore for Maggie's eighth-grade graduation and visits with my
brothers, their families, and friends.
Our recent activities have centered around visiting and receiving visits from Alexandra, with
occasional family reunions here and there.
Fred is also attempting to reform the Social Security Administration.
- The families gathered in NYC on September 25, 2010 for the wedding of Julia Murphy and Andy Burne at the New Museum.