NORWALK, Conn. — Two communities will say goodbye to Timothy Murphy, whose life will be celebrated in a Mass of Christian burial on Saturday.
Murphy, who died Jan. 29 at age 55 of cancer, was raised in New Canaan. He then served as a lieutenant with the Norwalk Police Department, where he had a 33-year career.
Just days after retiring last spring, Murphy was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He died last week at his home in Florida.
On Saturday, Feb. 6, between 9 a.m. and noon, Cherry Street In New Canaan will be intermittently closed to all traffic between Park Street and South Avenue. Police officers from many communities are expected to attend and pay tribute to Murphy as his funeral service at St. Aloysius Church in New Canaan at 10 a.m.
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes and avoid the area of the church during those hours.
Murphy was born in Bronxville, N.Y., on Sept. 13, 1960, the son of John and Alice Dolan Murphy. He was raised in New Canaan, attended Trinity Pawling Prep School, was a graduate of St. Leo College, and received his master’s degree from the University of New Haven.
In addition to his 33 years of service with Norwalk Police, Murphy was also an avid hockey player and a founding member of the Norwalk Police Hockey Team. He was proud to be an adjunct professor at Norwalk Community College and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberley Murphy; his stepdaughters Nicole and Danielle; his brothers John, David and Brian; his sisters Karen and Joanne; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his brothers in blue.
Calling hours and arrangement were handled by Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Hockey League Foundation — Hockey Fights Cancer and sent to: Ann Marie Lynch, Director Community Relations, National Hockey League, 1185 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
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