Joseph Leonard Murphy, 51, of Portsmouth, RI, formerly of Cocoa, Florida, died Saturday, September 15, 2007, at St. Anne's Hospital, Fall River, MA., after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in Newport, he was the son of Elsie (Randall) Murphy and the late John L. Murphy. Joe was a truck driver in Florida and was most recently employed with M&M Trucking in Fall River. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Thomas E. Murphy and George G. Murphy and his wife Dana, all of Newport; four sisters, Ellen K. Miesse and her husband David of Orlando, FL., Joan E. Murphy of Doylestown, PA., Margot M. Murphy of Middletown, RI., and Barbara A. Murphy of North Easton, MA.; three nephews, Jeffrey E. Roberts of Doylestown, PA., John E. Roberts of Plano, Texas, and Matthew Morgan of Newport, RI.; and a brother-in-law, James E. Roberts of Doylestown, PA. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Joseph's memory to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI., 02842.