Timothy John (Tim) Murphy
Timothy John (Tim) Murphy, 62, whose lifetime of public service included positions as an Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor and a New Jersey State Parole Board Senior Hearing Officer, passed away peacefully at his home in Boca Raton, FL on May 8, 2014.
Tim also owned a home in Ocean City, NJ. He was born in Trenton, NJ on March 19, 1952. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor Degrees from Rutgers, he was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1990. Tim was a proud graduate of Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville NJ in 1971.
Tim was well respected by his colleagues at the Prosecutors Office (1990-1993) and the Parole Board (1993-2008).He retired in 2008 and moved to Florida. The judges before whom he appeared universally praised his competence and professionalism. Retired New Jersey Superior Court Judge Maria Marinari Sypek said that “it was always a pleasure to see Tim Murphy walk into my courtroom”.
Tim was predeceased by his mother and father, Elizabeth “Betty” Sullivan Murphy Hughes and Captain William Murphy and his step-father Governor Richard J. Hughes. His oldest brother Richard P. Hughes, nephew Brian D. Hughesand sister-in-law Elizabeth D. Hughes also predeceased him. He leaves his beloved daughter, Sarah Barrett Murphy of Seaville, NJ and sisters, Mary Hughes (Coconut Creek, FL) and Helen Hughes Patterson and husband David (Lawrenceville, NJ), and brothers, Robert Hughes (Longwood, FL), John Hughes and wife Claudia (West Trenton, NJ), Michael Murphy (Brielle, NJ), Patrick Murphy (West Trenton, NJ), Brian Hughes and wife Pamela (Princeton, NJ), and Thomas More Hughes (Kalamazoo, MI). He is also survived by fifteen nieces and nephews all of whom loved their “Uncle Tim”. He also leaves his lifelong and devoted friend, Judge Edward Gannon.
Calling hours will be on June 3, 2014 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. followed by a brief memorial service at M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08618.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Trenton-Ewing (MOWTE), 180 Ewingville Road, Ewing, NJ 08638.
Posted on 14 May 2014 by MFH