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.