Robert Murphy

Robert Christopher Murphy, 68, a resident of Fishkill since 2017 and formerly of Cold Spring, died on March 21, 2019, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

He was born in New Rochelle on Sept. 17, 1950, the son of John and Marion (Morse) Murphy, and raised in Yorktown Heights. On Sept. 29, 1973, in Yorktown Heights, he married Margaret “Meg” Matthews, who survives at home.

Robert served during the Vietnam War in both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy and lost his brother, John, in the conflict. He worked as an electrician and was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 501 (Westchester County). He retired in 2013 and became a member of the I.B.E.W. Retirees Club.

For the past three years, Robert enjoyed visiting his house in Palm Coast, Florida, where he and Meg would live throughout the winter months. He had a passion for motorcycles and loved riding and working on them.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children: Sean Murphy (Heather) of Carmel and Jean Murphy of Rochester; his grandchildren, Erin Murphy and Declan Murphy; his sister, Suzanne Murphy of Yorktown Heights; his sister-in-law, Terry Rodosky (Mike) of Florida; and his nieces, Nicole Bryant (David), Melissa Matthews and Samantha McCarty (Don).

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at the McHoul Funeral Home, 1089 Main St., in Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson St., in Fishkill, with military honors conducted immediately after.

Memorial donations may be made to the Myositis Foundation (

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