Former state rep, judge Paul Murphy has passed away

Former Dorchester state representative and judge Paul J. Murphy died on Thursday, according to his alma mater, Boston College High School. Murphy, a native and longtime resident of St. Mark's parish, was a five-term state representative for Dorchester's Wards 16 and 17. He retired as Chief Justice of West Roxbury District Court.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday (2-6 p.m.) at the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) Dorchester. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Mark's Church Monday, October 25 at 10 a.m.