Longtime Greenport resident Douglas E. Murphy, formerly of Shelter Island, died Aug. 22 at his home. He was 71.
He was born March 11, 1944, in Bridgeton, N.J., to Dorothy (Schill) and Joseph Murphy. He married Jill Adams in Lynbrook Sept. 9, 1967.
Mr. Murphy received a Bachelor of Science in health care management from Empire State College. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1963 to 1967 and was the owner of Eagles Neck Paddling Company in Orient.
Family members said he enjoyed kayaking, trap and target shooting, collecting, wood carving, drawing and painting and listening to music.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife, Jill; his daughters, Erin (Warren) Corazzini of Greenport and Alison Murphy of Cutchogue; his grandsons Warren (Jennifer) Corazzini of Rockville Centre and Jeffery and Douglas Corazzini, both of Greenport; his granddaughters Kim Corazzini (Steven McEnaney) of Rhinbeck, N.Y., and Brighton Tucci of Cutchogue; and his great-grandson, Reed Corazzini.
The family received visitors Aug. 26 at Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport. Interment will take place at a future date at Emily F. French Cemetery on Shelter Island.
The family suggests “paying it forward” by doing something nice for someone else in Mr. Murphy’s memory.