Our Hero Remembered

Francis Murphy
Francis Murphy
Fire Department
End of Service: October 1, 1964
Incident Detail:

Francis L. Murphy, 42, came from South Boston. After graduating from Gate of Heaven High School, he served with the Marines in World War II and attended Boston College. He left behind his mother and two sisters. He was wicked at the O'Brien Funeral Home with John Geswell and laid to rest at New Calvary Cemetery. On May 23, 1965, an MDC ice skating rink in the city point section of South Boston was named in his honor. He loved hockey and skating and coaching area youths. Five Boston Firefighters were killed when the front wall of a vacant 4-story toy factory, located at 34 Trumbull Street.