Former Mayor and Pub owner Larry Murphy has died

Posted on April 20, 2024 by Sonoma Sun

Larry Murphy, former Sonoma Mayor, council member, and Pub owner has passed away. A local teacher and artist, Larry was loved and appreciated by many in the community for his warmth, generosity, good humor and intelligence.  Larry loved his Irish heritage, and his ownership of Murphy’s Irish Pub brought him and locals great joy. Details about a memorial or celebration of this life will be forthcoming.

5 thoughts on “Former Mayor and Pub owner Larry Murphy has died

  1. Dear Larry,
    You enriched the Sonoma community and all of us who knew you. Your caring ways and wisdom on the city council and as mayor were indicative of your love for people. We miss your smiling face at the pub, seeing you happily riding your bike around town and encountering you at various times at events. You and Rose were special. Your friends, Sandi and Steve Hansen

    1. Rest in Peace, Larry! They don’t make em like you anymore. Coolest of the Cool Cats!

  2. Was my Favorite at JSHS.. Great Guy!
    He collected a quarter from any student he caught swearing in his class… after the semester he had maybe $1.75 in his “swear jar”…
    Last day of the semester he claimed the money went to pizza… he had 6 XL pizzas from Mary’s for us. Class Act! RIP, Larry! You’ll be sorely missed.

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