In Memory of William A. Murphy

May 17, 1951 - May 30, 2019

Resided in Clinton, NY


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William A. Murphy, 68, of Clinton and formerly of Marcy, died on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at his home with his loving family by his side.

He was born on May 17, 1951, in Utica, son of Gertrude Snyder Murphy and the late William J. Murphy. Bill graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1969 and HCCC in 1971. On October 6, 1979 Bill married the love of his life, Diane Inserra at St. Thomas Church in New Hartford. Bill was the Operations Manager for the US District Court in Utica, retiring in 2004. Bill was well respected by his fellow co-workers along with the attorneys and judges at the Courthouse.

He served in many positions with the Maynard Fire Department and was an active member for over 40 years. Bill loved the outdoors especially when he was boating and fishing. His passion was softball and he played numerous seasons in the Utica Muny League and the firemen's league. He was also an avid fan of the NY Giants and the NY Yankees.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Murphy of Clinton; daughter, Andrea (Justin) Mucitelli of Horseheads; son Chris (Deanna) Murphy of VA; special furry friends, Rocky and Tucker; mother, Gertrude Murphy; sister Kim (John) Trinkaus; brothers and sisters in law, Donna (Don) Rixford, Mark (Theresa) Inserra, Michael (Christine) Inserra, Robert Inserra, Kathleen (Brian) Smith, Maria (Tim) Irwin, Patty (Chris) Keeler and Amy (Joe) Rosato and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is also survived by two special cousins who were very supportive, Joe (Debbie) Pecorello and Dick (Marie) Murphy and many close friends. He was predeceased by his loving father and mother in law, Salvatore and Maria Inserra and nephew AJ Keeler.

Bill’s family would like to offer a special thank you to the caregivers:Mary Tubia, Dale, Sheri, Monica, Robert, Kylie, Joan, Tammy and Henry and the staff at Hospice Palliative Care for all the special care and comfort given to Bill.

The funeral will be on Monday at 9:30 at St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the following organizations in memory of Bill: Hospice Palliative Care; Maynard Fire Department; New Hartford Fire Department.