Jim Murphy, business owner and local musician, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. He was 61. As the owner of Jim Murphy Property & Home Inspection & Consulting Services, Jim conducted over 8,000 home inspections. He sang with the choir at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS) in Middlebury, was a longtime supporter of the Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury, and served on the Board of Directors of NeighborWorks of Western Vermont in West Rutland. He played guitar and sang in several area bands, and was an avid supporter of local music and culture.
Jim is survived by his wife, Christine Murphy, of Shoreham; a daughter, Thessalye Murphy of Boyertown, Pa.; a son and daughter-in-law, Liam and Annie Murphy, and a grandson, John, of Weybridge; a brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Darcy Murphy of Sheldon Springs, Vt.; and a sister, Janice Murphy, and her husband Steve Ehrler of Crofton, Md. A memorial service and celebration are planned for Saturday, September 26, at the CVVUS church and Town Hall Theatre. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Town Hall Theatre for its music programs.