Donald A. Murphy, 79, died on September 30, 2015, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse. Services will be private, burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ogdensburg. He is survived by his sister and brother in law, Sheila and Robert Guertin of Ogdensburg, special nieces, Kara and her husband Jeffory Lawton of Ogdensburg, Kelly and her husband "J.R." Gonyea of Lisbon, great nieces and nephews, Korey and his wife Holly Francis, Nicole and her husband William Lowe, Sara Lawton, Tucker Lawton, Mollie Lawton, great great niece and nephews, Sophia Francis, Drake Francis, Liam Lowe and Joshua Lowe, and many other nieces and nephews. Donald was born on July 27, 1936 in Ogdensburg, New York, the son of the late Lawrence and Hattie Mashaw Murphy. He was a kitchen assistant at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, and a janitor at Ogdensburg Free Academy and the New York State Unemployment Office in Ogdensburg. Donald enjoyed watching sports on television, playing bingo, flirting with the girls, visiting people in the nursing home and taking care of the plants and flowers at Riverledge. He was a parishioner of St. Mary's Cathedral and was a very thoughtful man. Contributions can be made to Riverledge Health Care or the SPCA.