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A former Brookfield First Selectman is being remembered.  Jerry Murphy died on Friday at the age of 80.  He became first selectman in 2003 and held the position for two terms.  Murphy served for 31 years in the U.S. Navy, including in the Vietnam War.  He served as Executive Officer on USS Kalamazoo, commanded several ships, did two tours at the Pentagon and one at NATO Headquarters in Belgium. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Legion of Merit.  Murphy stayed active in Brookfield with participation on the Candlewood Lake Authority, Brookfield Inland Wetlands Commission, Brookfield Lions Club and Brookfield VFW.  Funeral services will be private; however, there will be a live stream of the service starting at 10am by visiting cornellmemorial.com. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to be made in Jerry's memory to the United Way of Western Connecticut, where he once served on the Board of Directors.

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