In Memoriam : Columbanus Murphy

Columbanus Murphy Columbanus "Colly" Murphy - age: 47
(July 22, 1971 to March 06, 2019 )
Resident of Hollis, Maine

Visitation Information:
A celebration of his life will be held Friday March 15th @ 2:00 pm at Gorham House 50 New Portland Road Gorham, Maine 04038. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home and Cremation 13 Portland Road Buxton are entrusted with his services.

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please consider Special Olympics Maine 125 John Roberts Rd, #5 South Portland, ME 04106.

Hollis - Columbanus “Colly” Murphy, 47 of Smiths Lane passed away suddenly March 6, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born July 22, 1971 in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina the son of Gerald and Joline Turcotte Murphy.

Colly attended local schools and graduated from Belfast Area High School in 1991.

Colly was dedicated to service and volunteered for many organizations during his life. Most recently, he was a beloved volunteer at the Gorham House in Gorham, Maine

Colly was an athlete. He participated in Special Olympics from early childhood into adulthood. He was a participant in the Special Olympics World games in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1983 and in local and state games throughout his life as a swimmer and runner. He especially enjoyed the dances after the Olympics, where he always won the after party.

Colly loved his family, parties, dancing, hard rock music, going to concerts, movies and WWF wrestling. His favorite wrestlers being Andre the Giant and John Cena.

Colly is predeceased by a brother Alexander McInnis and his mother Joline Murphy.

He is survived by his father Gerald Murphy of Belfast, a brother Wayne Murphy and his wife, Annie Murphy of South Kingston, RI, a sister Jammie Murphy Schuft and her Husband, Gabe Schuft of Freeport, adoptive parents Steve and Jeannie McInnis of Hollis, adoptive grandmother Sylvia Smith and brothers Arthur Newman and Dave Greenleaf of Hollis, an Aunt, Mary Ellen Murphy of Lewiston, and cousins Stephanie and Jessica Trepanier. He was a cherished uncle to Maddy and Bronwyn Schuft of Freeport and TJ Murphy of South Kingston, RI.

Judy Sardella - March 8, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
I was fortunate to spend some time with Colly at his aunt Mary Ellen’s cottage in Old Orchard last summer. He was wonderful and now a treasured memory. Heaven can never have too many angels like Colly he is a true blessing.

Sharon Newell - March 18, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
Jean - I am so sorry to hear of Colly's passing. He will be missed especially at Gorham House by the residents that he knew. I am sure your family is devastated by this passing. My prayers and many hugs are sent your way. Sharon and Ed Newell


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