James Joseph Murphy

James Joseph Murphy, 68, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022. He was a resident of Hampton and retired from Graybar Electric, after 44 years of service as a Senior Sales Assistant. James was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Margaret Anne Murphy. He is survived by his daughter Linda Wolfe and favorite son-in-law, Anthony Wolfe; two sons, Raymond Murphy and his wife Kerri and Joseph Murphy; six grandchildren, Alex Shaddock, Jimmy Murphy, Justina Wolfe, Alan Murphy, Taylor Murphy, and Keely Wolfe; two great-grandchildren, Malia Murphy and Lilith Wolfe-Yost; three sisters, Kathy Warner, Patricia Wright, and Ginny Dudley; and three brothers, Mike Murphy, Eddie Murphy, and Joseph Murphy.

The family will receive friends on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News VA 23601.


  1. Betsy Powell

    I am so sorry to hear about James’ passing. He was a great guy and I have many fond memories of him from our childhood and teenage years. I know you will miss him.

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