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Joseph F. Murphy

Memorial Services for Joseph Francis Murphy, age 84, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Morristown, NY, at 11:00AM with Rev. Christopher C. Carrara officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00AM to 11:00AM prior to funeral service at St. John the Evangelist Church in Morristown, NY. Burial will follow immediately after the servce in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Mr. Murphy passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Patricia, five sons, Stephen (Jill) of Pennellville, NY, Michael (Colleen) of Morristown, NY, Mark (Jennifer) of Liverpool, NY, Francis (Lisa) of Phelps, NY and Thomas (Erin) of Brewerton, NY two brothers: his twin brother, Gerald (Marcia) of Cassadaga, NY and John (Rose) of the Philippines: eleven grandchildren, Melissa, Jacob, Joseph, Ryan, Sean, Matthew, Shannon, Rachel, Luke, Lexa and Leah and many nieces and nephews.

Joseph was born in Ogdensburg, NY, on January 7, 1934, the son of Francis and Marie Mills Murphy. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1952. Joe went on to enlist in the United States Army in 1953, where he served in the military police department. He was honorably discharged in 1955. Joseph married Patricia Anne Gabriel on February 27, 1960, at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Monsignor Bailey officiating. Mr. Murphy worked in telecommunications as a cable splicer with Bell Telephone, which was later bought out by Verizon. He retired in 1996 after forty years of service.

Joseph was a former member of the Knights of Columbus and an active member of the St. Lawrence Carver’s Club in Morristown. Besides spending time with family, Joe was an avid reader, enjoyed wood carving and working on his farm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe’s memory to the Morristown Fire Department or to St. John’s One Family One Faith Capital Building Campaign.


  • Karen (Moore) Coventry Posted July 31, 2018 7:31 AM

    I am sorry to hear of Mr. Murphy’s passing. He was the kindest man! My mother, (Shirley Moore) graduated from St.Mary’s with him and always spoke about what a kind gentleman he was. He and your mother were a beautiful example of life long love and respect. It’s never easy to lose a parent/husband and for that you all have my deepest empathy and heartfelt prayers. I regret that I am unable to attend his service but please know that I am thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    • Pat Murphy Posted August 7, 2018 11:59 AM

      Thank you, Karen. We thought a lot of your mother. She was a wonderful woman.
      Joe will always be in our hearts.

  • Adon Allen Jr. Posted July 31, 2018 1:29 PM

    My sincere condolences to The Murphy Family. May God’s loving spirit console you all during your time of grievance.

  • Louise Wright Posted August 1, 2018 5:55 PM

    Our most sincere condolences to all the Murphy families. Thinking of you all during this most sad and difficult time. Randy and Louise Wright.

  • ROSE MURPHY Posted August 5, 2018 6:36 AM

    Its hard to see a Family member past away. I have known Joe for 5 years in the US. And I know how kind he is to everyone, especially to his family. He has always kept in touch with his brother my husband John Murphy here in the Philippines via phone and letter for 21 year. He has been a great brother to him. And we love him for that. Rest in Peace in the Hands of Our Almighty Father. We love you.

  • Deanna McDonald Eggleson Posted August 5, 2018 10:26 AM

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with Pat and family! 🙏

  • John Edward Murphy Posted August 6, 2018 5:05 AM

    joe s twin brother gerald and his wife marcia have our prayers for the care to Gerald who is dealing with alzhimer . Her job is very hard and want to thank her for her efforts and love for gerald. My brother joe and Gerald and myself had a wonderful father and mother we were very fortunate the family today in this secular times have a difficult even more so today. Pray for them John Edward Murphy Love and Prayers to all

  • Beverly L. Ouderkirk Posted August 6, 2018 8:31 AM

    Thinking of the Murphy family at this difficult time. You have been a true example of what family means and a great example for others. With warm thoughts for each of you. Mrs. O.

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