Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Thomas J. Murphy
We are sad to announce the passing of Thomas (Tom) Murphy of Somers, NY on September 22, 2023, at the young age of 57 following a brief battle with bladder cancer. He passed away with loved ones at his side at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital. During his last days, he was surrounded by the love and support of his wife, Gail, and their five children.
Tom was born in Drogheda, Ireland and spent the first few years of his life living in Woodside, NY. His family moved back to Ireland in 1976 where he would spend most of his teenage years. He was very active in multiple sports. He made many friends and memories during his time in Ireland but returning to New York was a dream of his. In 1985, Tom returned to New York, started working at York Scaffolding at age 18 and never looked back. New York was in his blood, and he made it his permanent home. He was still employed by York Scaffolding at the time of his death.
Tom met his wife, Gail in 1989 and they were married in 1993. They relocated to Somers, NY and started a family. Together, they brought 5 beautiful children into the world. His kids were all that he spoke of in the last weeks of his life. He taught them important life skills and lessons to succeed in this world. He may have even convinced them that bigfoot is real.
Tom is survived by his wife, Gail and their five children, Colin, Clare, Ciara, Lanie, and Enya. His dedication to his children was the guiding force in his life. He is also survived by his mother, Patti Murphy in Drogheda, Ireland and sisters Stephanie Finnerty in Kildare, Ireland (Noel and their children Andrew, Iona, Tory May, and Luna) Ashley Meegan, Pamela Phillips, and Eimear Costello in Drogheda, Ireland and mother-in-law, Carol Lavin, and sister-in-law Sharon Lavin, in Forest Hills, NY. Along with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends back in Ireland who are left with everlasting memories. In addition, he was predeceased by his father Tom Murphy and father-in-law Tom Lavin.
Friends and family can join to celebrate Tom’s life at Clark Associates Funeral Home at 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The Mass will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at 11:15 am at St. Patrick’s Church at 137 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to American Cancer Society.