Larry Murphy passed away on December 20th, 2017, nine days before his thirtieth birthday. For more than a decade, Larry waged a courageous battle against darkness and addiction. He leaves behind an extended family including his mother and father, grandmother, two brothers, a sister-in-law, baby niece, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as loving friends in Portland, Maine and elsewhere. During the course of 2017 Larry formed a strong and significant bond with his beloved girlfriend, Brooke.
Larry was deeply loved by every member of his family and tight-knit circle of friends. He enjoyed shopping at yard sales, eating good food, and was an avid chef known for his kale-and-white-bean stew. He enjoyed the outdoors.
Larry’s absence leaves a gaping hole in our hearts and he will be missed mightily for the rest of our lives. Larry will always be remembered for his radiant, energetic presence and vivacious sense of humor. We take comfort in knowing that Larry rests peacefully.
Larry’s family has decided to honor his life by establishing a scholarship fund in his name. The Family Restored Scholarship Fund provides financial support for families struggling with addiction. To make a donation in Larry’s name, please select a donation amount above.
There will be a service on January 20th at HopeGateWay 509 Forest Avenue Portland, Maine 04101
There will also be a service on February 10th at 2pm. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 55 Montclair Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042. Relatives and friends are invited to come.
We are asking for you to send photos and memories of Larry to John@thefamilyrestored.org.