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Timothy Patrick Murphy, 85, Longtime Rye Resident

RYE, N.Y. - Timothy Patrick Murphy, longtime resident of Rye died April 27. He was 85.

Murphy was born March 11, 1928, in New York City, son of Philip Murphy and Margaret Collins Murphy. He attended Power Memorial High School and was a graduate of Manhattan College class of '52. Following college, he earned his public accounting certification and began his career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co.

He held the position of senior vice president and comptroller for GTE Corporation and served as a member of the board of directors of Cognitronics Corporation.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and aided in the reconstruction of Japan following World War II. He volunteered at his church, serving as treasurer of his neighborhood association, and being a member of the Lions Club, American Legion, American Yacht Club and Jonathans Golf Club, Jupiter, Fla.

Murphy is survived by his wife, Maureen Jones; children, Tim (Eileen) Murphy of Darien, Conn., Bill (Kim) Murphy of New York City, Cameron (Peg) Jackson of Rye, and Dan (Melissa) Murphy of New York City; and eight grandchildren.

Calling hours are Thursday, May 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Resurrection.

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