Robert J. Murphy, currently of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed peacefully, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, after battling an illness in New Hanover Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.

Bob was born in Worcester and was the son of the late Charles J. and Jean (Ustinovich) Murphy. Bob spent the majority of his life in the Auburn and Worcester areas before relocating to Wilmington, NC to spend time with his children and granddaughter.

His wife, Joyce (Wolfe) Murphy passed away in 2003. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen A. Murphy, and a brother, Charles J. Murphy. Bob leaves a daughter, Jennifer (Murphy) Kopka, son-in-law, Eric Kopka, and granddaughter, Shyla Kopka, along with a son, Jonathan Murphy, and son-in-law, George Trifoli, all of Wilmington, NC. Bob leaves behind his sister, Debra L. Robinson, brother-in-law John Robinson, a brother, Lawrence C. Murphy, and sister-in-law Donna Murphy, all of Auburn, along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life on August 31st, from 4pm-8pm at the Auburn Elks, 754 Southbridge St.