Weekend Pics: Piedmont celebrates Michael Murphy at Hampton field event

Julie Reichle

Michael and his teammates on the PRD staff

The Piedmont community gave Michael Murphy a rousing sendoff on May 5 after his recent retirement from a 37-year career with the Recreation Department.

Michael and son JoJo, daughter Shannon, and wife Elaine

Family and friends filled the Hampton infield for fun, games, and heartfelt tributes to the man who helped raise thousands of Piedmont children.

Mayor Bob McBain and Recreation Director Sara Lillevand had kind words for Michael’s devotion, commitment, sense of humor, and team spirit.

Michael then honored his Recreation Department colleagues, with a focus on Erin Rivera, Cora Wood, and David Hopkins, his longtime collaborator at Havens, all of whom he worked with for more than 25 years.

Michael said he plans to remain involved with the community, and hopes to see everyone again around town.

Photos by Julie Reichle

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