Larry A. MurphyMay 14,2012
Larry A. Murphy
Larry A. Murphy
BARRE TOWN — Larry Allan Murphy, 51, of Upper Camp Street, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home.
Born on Feb. 20, 1961, in Barre, he was the son of Gordon and Jeannine (Larocque) Murphy.
He attended Williamstown Elementary School, and graduated from Williamstown High School in 1979. Larry graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., in 1983, with a bachelor of arts degree in business and theology.
On June 30, 1984, Larry married Ann Montgomery in Jenks, Okla. Following their marriage, they made their home in Williamstown and South Barre, before moving to Upper Camp Street in 2007.
Larry was an accountant and tax preparer. He first worked for Houle Brothers Granite Company, and later as a manager for the Hollow Inn and Motel, before joining the Vermont Land Trust in Montpelier. Together with his wife, Ann, he established Murphy’s Accounting Services in 1992, providing accounting services and tax preparation for businesses and private clients in Central Vermont.
Larry was a member of the New Life Assembly in Barre Town. In earlier years, he had served as an accountant and on the board for the Greater Barre Area Justice Center.
The most important thing in Larry’s life was his family. He took pleasure in the accomplishment of his daughters and granddaughters, who lovingly named him “Porky,” and attended their sporting events and school activities. Time spent with his family was precious to him.
An avid reader, his favorite book was his Bible, which he read daily. He also enjoyed crocheting, tending his bird feeders, and yard work, often times on his tractor listening to Pavarotti.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Murphy of Barre Town; daughter, Valerie Greene and her husband, Jason of Kensington, N.H., and their daughters, Zoe and Molly; daughter, Alyssa Murphy of Barre Town; his parents, Gordon and Jeannine Murphy of Williamstown; father- and mother-in-law, Robert and Sue Montgomery of Leesburg, Fla.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers- and sisters-in-law.
His brother, Glenn John Murphy preceded him in death in 2005.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre. Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, on Monday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Interment will take place in the Williamstown Village Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Alyssa Murphy Scholarship Fund, c/o New Life Assembly, P.O. Box 546, Barre, VT 05641.
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