Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Paul Loved Parties. Now Hundreds Are Set to Celebrate in His Memory

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Paul Loved Parties. Now Hundreds Are Set to Celebrate in His Memory

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Byline: Mike Blackburn Senior Reporter

A SPECIAL birthday party is being thrown in memory of much-loved Middlesbrough man Paul Murphy.

Hundreds of people are expected to turn out to celebrate what would have been Paul's 35th birthday on October 16.

Paul, the manager of the popular Grubbs Diner on Newport Road, who was described as "heart and soul" of the town, died suddenly from a heart attack in June.

He had been receiving hospital treatment after contracting pneumonia two weeks before and his shock death left his family reeling.

Ahead of his funeral service, more than 100 people gathered outside the cafe to pay their respects.

The The HEART and soul 60p WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015 CUTE Hundreds more were waiting at St Bede's Chapel in Acklam.

KIDS 16 pages of your youngsters Family's tribute after death Paul's heartbroken mum Carol said she wanted to celebrate his 35th birthday "because he loved parties".

heart& SOUl "The family are still struggling to come to terms with it, but I don't want to be crying on his birthday," she said.

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Carol, of Ammerston Road, central Middlesbrough, said her son lived his short life to the full.

"He was really big into his parties," she said. "He should have been in Mexico right now, it was all paid for."

Carol, 54, and her husband Stewart, 55, are expecting up to 200 people to join the party upstairs at Yates in Middlesbrough, just down the road from Grubbs Diner, at 7pm on October 16.

Paul, who attended St David's RC Technology College in Acklam, had managed Here PAGE ADVERTISE FREE -PAGE 39 of diner boss at just 34 Grubbs Diner for the last 10 years, and the business has been in his family for 16 PS50m COnTraCT SUCCeSS years.

PAGE 13 By Mike Blackburn A DEVASTATED family has paid tribute to a Middlesbrough man who died at the age of 34. …

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