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1928 - 2012  

Joseph P. Murphy, Sr. Age: 84 of Gloucester City, passed away on August 30, 2012. Born on April 25, 1928 to James and Mary Murphy. He lived in Gloucester City and Lurgan Northern Ireland, graduated from St Mary's High School 1947, enlisted in the US Navy in 1947 and served proudly as an Aviation Mate until his discharge. Joe fell in love with Grace Anna Hanley of Brooklawn and was married Nov. 8, 1952. Joe was a hard working, fun loving man who provided for his family and always stood by them. He loved life and upon retirement from DuPont in 1985 took to the task of being there for his children and giving guidance and his wisdom along with more than his fair share of wisecracks and jokes. As Grace used to say 'He could be a devilish soul who loved to see everyone have fun.' Joe spent his retirement years traveling around the world with Grace visiting many islands, Mexico and more than a few cruises, the visit to Ireland was the top of his love list. After Grace's passing Joe finally made his last major trip to his family home in Northern Ireland. Joe had many passions and pastimes including being a Sea Isle City lifeguard in his youth, an excellent darts player and avid champion bowler and of course a fantastic swimmer, handyman to all of his family and the cupid to his beloved Grace. Joe will be missed by his family and friends and all that knew him.
Beloved husband of the late Grace (nee Hanley); loving father of Joseph, Jr., Susan (John) Nolan; adoring grandfather of Sean (Gislene) Murphy, Terrance (Arianna) Murphy, Kelly and Patrick Nolan; great grandfather of Damon Douglas and Julia Murphy; dear brother of Francis (William) Lafferty, and the late Margaret; also survived by nieces Patricia, Kathleen, Joyce and Margaret. 
Farewell Service

Viewing on Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9 pm in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury. Viewing on Thursday 8:30 am to 9:45 am in Infant Jesus Parish at St. Margaret's RC Church, 3rd Ave. & Beech St., Woodbury Heights. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 am. Interment will be held at Manahath Cemetery, 730 N. Main St., Glassboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society c/o the church.

Published in Courier Post from Sep. 2 to Sep. 4, 2012. 

Joseph was the grandson Patrick and Mary Tinneny Murray,  of Derrykenny, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, great-grandson of Mary Tinneny of Goladuff, Newtownbutler and the great-great grandson of Hugh Tinneny of Goladuff.


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