David Scott Murphy


David Scott Murphy, age 71, of Fernandina Beach passed away on January 18, 2019.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 46 years Denise; his daughter Brooke and son-in-law Jonathan; his grandson Henry; his brother Robert; and the many other friends and relatives for whom he was always like a father or big brother.

Born and raised in Manchester, CT, he volunteered for the Army and served in Army Intelligence in Okinawa and Vietnam.

After graduating from Eastern Connecticut College on the GI Bill, he worked for the Providence & Worcester Railroad before joining the postal service and becoming postmaster in Hopedale and Uxbridge, MA. Always quick with a joke, he will be remembered for his sense of humor, his silly games in the ocean with his grandson, his passion for the environment, and his selfless kindness toward everyone he met. David was passionate about leaving the world a better place for the next generations.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sierra Club at or another environmental charity.

Services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 24,, 2019 at Oxley-Heard, 1305 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, Florida

The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until the hour of service.