John E. Dunphy


November 6, 1953 – February 6, 2023
Town of Newburgh, NY

John E. Dunphy, of the Town of Newburgh, NY entered into eternal rest on February 6, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 69 years old.

The son of the late Richard Dunphy and Kathleen (O’Sullivan) Dunphy, John was born on November 6, 1953 in Anchorage, AK.

John proudly graduated from Orange County Community College with a degree in Business. A hard-working professional, he never missed a day of work to provide a beautiful life for his family. John retired as a Supervisor from Roadway Trucking in Montgomery, NY and was also a previous co-owner of the Maplehurst Inn in Cornwall, NY.

Growing up, John was able to travel the world with his family as his father was a member of the U.S. Military. He lived in both America and Ireland throughout his years and was very proud of his Irish/American heritage.

John made the most of his life purposely, daily. He woke up every morning happy, truly happy to be alive. John thrived to go out into the world and be in the company of family and friends. His “bigger than life” smile and great sense of humor filled any room with fun energy. This man never met a stranger. If you didn’t know him when you came in, you were friends when you left. John always said, “Kids, always know the name of the janitor and the CEO, neither is more or less important. Remember that.”

John had a helping hand, always. If he could, he would. And he’d always accept an apology that was true. “It’s water under the bridge.” He understood that we are all human, we all make mistakes, we learn, we grow, we become a better person. “Never knock yourself if you learned something”

John’s family enjoys joking about what a gossiper he was. Whether he was hearing or telling it, John loved a juicy story which is probably why he was so incredible to talk to. Both a storyteller and an active listener, John was always there to give his advice and always had an open ear and a shoulder to lean on.

John was a good man. He will be missed greatly by all that were lucky enough to know and love him.

John is survived by his wife: Bonnie J. Dunphy at home; his daughters: Christina L. Nichirco and Sharon M. Dunphy-Lynn; his sisters: Mary Clifford, Kathleen M. Smith, and Noreen Dietz. Grandchildren: Paige Skylar Reiss, Colin Christopher Reiss, Christopher P. Lynn Jr. and Jason Michael Nichirco Jr. Step-Children: Clayton Hegarty, Suzanne Tello and Megan Gilman. Step-Grandchildren: Aiden DeMarino, Justyn Tello, Sienna Tello, Kase Gillman, Myles Gillman, Lacey Hegarty and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Gary Smith and Peter Marino, and their loving dog, Brutus.

As per his wishes, services for John were held privately.

Memorial Contributions in John’s name may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences, please go to