Richard Tenner Murphy Sr.Passed away peacefully on May 1, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was 87. Preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Helen Duffy; parents, Francis Tenner Murphy, Edward L. Murphy Sr. and May McGinnis Murphy, his in-laws, Helen Cox Duffy and Harry Duffy; sisters Genevieve Maas; Dorothie (Dori) Fellows; and Althea Nelson. Brothers- in-law William Maas, Gray Fellows and James L. Nelson Sr. He is survived by children Laurie Murphy of St. Paul; Richard T. Murphy Jr. of Minneapolis; Patrick Duffy Murphy (Dawn Squillace) of St. Paul; Sharon Murphy Garber (David) of Deephaven and Moe Murphy Aro (Brian Bernhardt) of Duluth; Myrna Lee Maurer of White Stone, Va.; nine grandchildren, Gordon Bowers III; Alexandra, Tenner, Libby and Madigan Murphy; Joshua, Benjamin and Thomas Murphy Garber; and Bailey Murphy Aro; brother Edward L. “Bud” Murphy (Mercedes); sisters Carole Faricy (Richard) and Patricia Millard (George); dear friends, Virginia and Russ Tschida.; faithful dog, Duffy, and caregivers Lori and Kelsey.