Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Paul Murphy, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Paul Murphy

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Paul's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Paul's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Paul T. Murphy of Hanover Park a devoted husband and father.
Visitation Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:00am until time of prayers 11:15am at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 1640 S. Greenmeadows Blvd (at Barrington Road) Streamwood/Schaumburg. Due to Covid-19 restrictions only 10 people will be allowed at the funeral home. Masks are required. Mass 12Noon at St. Ansgar Church 2040 Laurel Avenue, Hanover Park, those planning to attend funeral mass are asked to register online no later than Friday at 5pm.

Paul was born 12-23-1938 in Chicago and attended Our Lady Help of Christians Grammar School and Fenwick High School, class of 1956. During his senior year he joined the Navy Reserves and soon after graduation he went on active duty and proudly served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Valley Forge CVS45. He was a member of Task Force Alpha, the first Navy amphibious landing group launched from a ship. He was the administrative assistant to the engineering officer, attaining the rank of YNT3, travelling to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Arctic Circle DEW Line (Distant Early Warning Line).

Soon after his release from active duty he met Marcia, his best friend, and they were married on May 7, 1960. They soon moved to Hanover Park where they resided until his passing.
Paul’s interests were first and foremost his family. Above all, he loved and adored his wife, Marcia, and their two daughters, Beth Gleason and Laura Browning, and his grandchildren, Jenny Gleason, Rob Gleason, Lyn Davis, and Grant Davis.

He worked 20 years in Aviation machining as VP and Quality Control Manager of CNC Industries in Elk Grove Village, that did precision CNC machining for the aerospace industry. He worked 20 years in the Die Engraving field as General Manager of EC Schultz, a die engraving company in Elk Grove Village, retiring in 2009. He was President and CEO of his own machining company, Murphy Industries from 1982-2014.

He was a volunteer fireman for the Ontarioville Fire Protection District before it became the Hanover Park Fire Department. He was appointed the first Fire Commissioner of Hanover Park, and served in that capacity form 1988 until 1992. He was on the Hanover Park zoning board in the early 1970s.

Paul is survived by his wife, Marcia, of 60 years and daughters, Elizabeth Gleason and Laura Browning (Jesse), grandchildren, Jennifer Gleason (Raymond Essick V), Robert Gleason, Evelyn Davis, and Grant Davis. Step-grandchildren Carrie Browning, Kristie Browning (Andrew Schlosser), David Browning (Amber), and step-great grandson, Jacob Browning.

He is also survived by his brother, Richard Murphy, of Oak Park. He was loving uncle to Ann Ryan, Mary Ellen McGuire (Brian), Meg Murphy (deceased), Amy Rosten, Rick Murphy (Amy), and their children.

Paul was a master at fixing things and was the go-to guy for the whole family for problem solving and repairing just about anything. He was also a real animal lover. Paul will be most remembered for his love, honesty, strength of character, and commitment to his wife and family. His spirit lives on in the values he instilled in his beloved family.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Paul

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Streamwood
    1640 S. Greenmeadows Blvd. At Barrington Rd.
    Streamwood, IL 60107
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, November 28th, 2020 12:00pm
    St. Ansgar Church
    2040 Laurel Ave
    Hanover Park, IL 60133
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Paul here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Pat Carr and Caryl Carlsen

Posted at 03:22pm
Paul was always so friendly and fun to work with. The nicest person I ever knew. My deepest sympathies.
Flower Image

Pat Carr and Caryl Carlsen purchased flowers and planted a memorial tree for the family of Paul Murphy. Send Flowers


With love, Kristie & Andrew

Posted at 07:38pm
Marcia, wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Flower Image

With love, Kristie & Andrew purchased the Peaceful White Lilies Basket for the family of Paul Murphy. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: