William Joseph Murphy



William J. Murphy, 72, beloved husband of Barbara S Murphy, died peacefully at his home in Sun City, Bluffton, SC, on September 18, 2017. Bill was born in Torrington, CT on July 10, 1945. He was the son of the late William J. and Kathryn Murphy. Bill attended St. Francis Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Torrington High School. He received a degree in Economics from the University of New Haven and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Following a successful career in corporate finance, Bill retired in 2001 and, in 2003, he and Barbara moved to South Carolina. Since then they have enjoyed the warmth of the Lowcountry climate and their wonderful friends and neighbors who provided laughter, comfort and support during Bill’s illness. In addition to Barbara, Bill is survived by his sister Laureen (Murphy) Clune of Baldwin, NY. He was preceded in death by his sister Kathleen (Murphy) Serkey of Torrington, CT, brother-in-law John Clune and niece Kathryn (Clune) Maher. Additional survivors include: in-laws James Serkey of Torrington, Nancy and Gary Cicognani of Harwinton, CT and James Stecewicz of Winsted, CT; nephew Kevin (and wife Michele) Clune, nieces Mrs Edward (Laureen) Hansen, and Mrs John (Caroline) Hunt all of NY and niece Sara Stecewicz of Prague, Czech Republic. Great nieces and nephews include Kayla Hansen, Patricia and Lauren Clune and James and Sean Hunt. A funeral mass will be held at St Francis Church, 160 Main Street, Torrington, CT on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, it was Bill’s wish that donations in his memory be made to Friends of the Bluffton Library, P.O. Box 513, Bluffton, SC 29910. Memories and condolences may be shared at saulsfh.com.