Thomas Murphy, an educator who lived on Devon Road, Amagansett, and in Lloyd Harbor, died on July 10 at Huntington Hospital. He was 75 years old.
Mr. Murphy spent more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator in public schools. After initially teaching in New York City, he taught from 1961 to 1968 at the Bishop Gibbons High School in Schenectady, N.Y.
Coming to Suffolk County, Mr. Murphy helped in the founding of the John H. Glenn High School in Elwood and then moved to the Commack School District, where he served as mathematics chairman, administrative assistant, and assistant principal. He was also on the alumni board of his alma mater, Iona College, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1957. He retired in 1995.
Mr. Murphy was born in New York City on Sept. 12, 1935, the son of Thomas and Kitty Carey Murphy. He graduated from All Hallows High School before going to college. Mr. Murphy went on to do graduate work in mathematics on a fellowship from Fordham University, and he received a master’s degree there in 1963.
In Huntington, he was a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a member of the Huntington Country Club.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helen, by two children, Christine Danforth of Greenwich, Conn., and Thomas Mayo Murphy of Locust Valley, and a sister, Regina Murphy of South Carolina. Seven grandchildren also survive.
His family has suggested donations in his name to All Hallows School, 111 East 164 Street, Bronx 10482.