PORTSMOUTH - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Michael Murphy (Mike) in Florida on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Mike was a former resident of Portsmouth, N.H., and Newburyport, Mass. Mike was born and educated in Ireland and immigrated to the US with his family June 1993. His two devoted daughters, Aisling of Miami, Fla., and Dairine of Portsmouth, N.H., survive Mike. His ex-wife Geraldine Murphy of Portsmouth, his sister Bridget Scharrenweber of Salisbury, Mass., brothers Humphrey Murphy of London, England, Ted Murphy and wife Joanne of Dublin, Ireland, sisters in-law Moira Murphy, of Dublin and Therese Murphy, of Athlone, Ireland, and several nieces and nephews also survive him. His father Thomas, mother Marie and brother Thomas predecease Mike. Mike was well known in the community as proprietor of Biddy Mulligan's Irish pub, Dover, N.H., and he placed great value on the many friendships he made over his years in business. He was also known for his Irish wit, repartee, love for Irish music but most of all for his loving devotion to his daughters. SERVICES: The Murphy family will host a respectful celebration of Mike's life on April 28, from 4-9 p.m., at the Elks Hall, 500 Jones, Ave., in Portsmouth.
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