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Michael J. Murphy

February 2, 2020
Michael J. Murphy
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Obituary for Michael J. Murphy

BELOVED HUSBAND, CHERISHED FATHER, ADORED GRANDFATHER
Michael J. Murphy, age 91, of Morris Township, NJ died peacefully on February 2, 2020 after a short illness. He was born in County Kerry, Ireland and immigrated to the United States when he was 20 years old. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany from 1948 to 1950. Mike enjoyed a 42-year career at Bell Labs/AT&T before retiring.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bridget (nee Griffin). He was a cherished dad and grandpa to 7 children, their spouses, and 15 grandchildren. He leaves John and Jennifer of Morris Township (Caitlin, Megan, Jack, and Emily), Mike and Suzanne of Morris Township (Amanda and Katie), Joseph of Morris Township, Patrick of Morris Township (his wife Janis, recently deceased, and their children Kelly and her husband Robert, Karley, Kristen and her husband Dixon, and Patrick), Kevin and Ellen of Bethesda, MD (Michael), Joanie and her husband Terry Phelan of Chagrin Falls , OH (James and Bridget), and Rob and Renee of Morris Township (Robbie and Erin).
In addition, he is survived by his brother Maurice and his wife Margie of Tampa, FL, his dear sister Helen O’Shea of County Kerry, Ireland, his sisters-in-law Josephine and Josephine both of Dublin, Ireland and 37 nieces and nephews in England, Wales, Ireland, and the US , many of whom visited with him over the years and provided such pleasant memories. He was predeceased by his parents John and Ellen and 8 of his brothers and sisters.
Visitation is Sunday, February 9 from 2-6 pm at St. Thomas More Church in Convent Station. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no visitation scheduled at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 10 at 11 o’clock am at St. Thomas More Church. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, or a charity of your choice.


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Visitation

Sunday

9

Feb

2:00 PM 2/9/2020 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 2/9/2020 6:00:00 PM
St. Thomas More Church

4 Convent Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960

St. Thomas More Church
4 Convent Rd Morristown 07960 NJ
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday

10

Feb

11:00 AM 2/10/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas More Church

4 Convent Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960

St. Thomas More Church
4 Convent Rd Morristown 07960 NJ
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Hospital for Children

St. Jude's Children Hospital

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