Frederick G. Murphy, 69, died at his home in Orleans, MA, on March 21, 2016, after a two-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
He graduated from Assumption College with a degree in languages (French and Russian). He enlisted in the Navy, attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, followed by a year on a landing ship tank in the Mekong River as a line officer.
Remaining in the reserves after his tour of duty, he obtained a master’s degree in biochemistry from Boston University and then his MD from UMass Medical School. After an internship at the Faulkner Hospital, he pursued the specialty of anesthesia at Tufts New England Medical Center. He was director of Neuro-Surgical Anesthesia at Rhode Island Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at Brown and UMass Medical School.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara. Proud of his service in Vietnam, Fred requested donations in his memory go to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780.