Lucas Murphy

Obituary of Lucas Murphy

Lucas Nicholas Murphy, 39 of Painted Post passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Lucas was born May 13, 1977 in Elmira, NY the son of Timothy E. & Monica L. Said Murphy. He married Jaylene Marie Morse on July 22, 2012 in Savona, NY. Jaylene predeceased Lucas on September 4, 2016. He was a lifelong resident of the Corning area and attended Corning schools. Lucas was employed by Sitel Corp.

 Lucas is survived by his children Elijah Nelson Murphy, Sierra Nicole Murphy, parents Timothy E. and Monica L. Said Murphy, brother Marc T. (Elizabeth Dean) Murphy all of Corning, NY; grandmother Joan Faulisi Said; aunt Krista (Glen Abbey) Said; uncle Paul (Diane Kelly) Murphy and numerous cousins, most of all Lucille Cavallaro. Also surviving Lucas are his mother-in-law Diane (Zane) Osgood, father in-law Stephen Morse & Elijah's great-grandparents Francis (Morse) & Richard Parker.

Lucas was deeply in love with his Jaylene. He did all he could to make their new lives together happy and carefree. They were avid music fans always excited at the chance to see a concert. When Jaylene brought our little Elijah into this world Luke was forever changed. Elijah was the light of Luke's life. Luke took such pride in every new little thing his beautiful new little baby boy did. The infant's first grins and then the laughter. The infant's first laughter exploded Luke's heart with unconditional love for ever and ever. Luke became the most hands on Dad ever. He tried so hard to make each day right.

Luke and Eli struggled greatly after Jaylene's passing dealing with the sadness and loss on a daily basis. Lucas never wavered in his care for Elijah. He treated his young son with the utmost respect and warmth. Father and son became closer than ever. Luke had endless love for his little man.

Lucas shared with Elijah his love of nature often taking long walks together along the creek by their home looking for frogs, birds, salamanders, deer anything that moved. A robin's nest appeared on their porch a couple weeks ago. This was another gift they began to share. Luke always took the time when Elijah wanted to talk about the sun and clouds. Together they gazed at the moon and stars in the night sky. Elijah and Luke enjoyed watching the small planes taking off, flying around and landing behind their house. Luke was genuinely warm and friendly with the little 'Dude'.

Luke's daughter Sierra asks us to remember his strong compassion and empathy she's come to know. He shared his moral compass knowing right from wrong. He was always there for her lending a patient ear, making jokes, trying to helping her to make sense of something or simply to talk if that was what she needed. He will live in her heart forever. She will miss him more than most.

Lucas truly loved his children.        

Our great friend, Sierra's mom, Missy Candelario provided invaluable support after Jaylene's passing stepping up on day 1 to be Eli's most unselfish friend and caregiver. Needing to get back to work Missy was Lucas' rock. Upon hearing of Jaylene's passing Missy immediately knew how much would Elijah need a friend. She loves him now as one of her own. Elijah made his new bestest friend in the world ever ever! Eli and sister Sierra are closer than ever having spent so much time together during these past few months. Elijah has a wonderful extended family looking out for him.

Lucas had a charisma people were drawn to. He always had time for a friend. Talking, listening, offering words of encouragement. The large outpouring of love from his many friends and family in these 1st few days since Luke's passing are a real comfort. 2 special lifelong friends, Justin Graham and Jacquelyn Herrick are in our hearts always for their long friendship with Lucas and the kindness they've shown to our family.

Lucas Murphy's lighthearted nature, kindness and sense of humor touched all who knew him and many that didn't.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Lucas' care was entrusted to Haughey Funeral Home in Corning, NY.