We are sorry to hear the news that Gerald Murphy has died. The lifelong Wellesley resident was a legendary Wellesley High School teacher for nearly 40 years, retiring in 2002. He also served on the School Committee, Wellesley Education Foundation board, and as a Town Meeting member. His career also included work at Boston University, where he served as a lecturer and supervisor of student teachers.
Visitation will be held at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., Wellesley, Friday, April 5, 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm. Funeral service at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington St., Wellesley, Saturday, April 6 at 10am. Reception will be held at the church after the service.
Check out this 1979 Washington Post story headlined A Yearning for Great Teachers, written by WHS graduate Richard Preston, in which Murphy figures prominently in the last third of the story.
Our condolences to Gerry’s family, friends, and the many students whose lives he touched.