November 21, 2018

Murphy, Reverend Joseph T.

1924 – 2018

Reverend Joseph T. Murphy, died on Monday, November 19, 2018. Father Murphy was born on May 7, 1924, in Branchdale, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Edward C. Murphy and Margaret (Crowe) Murphy. Father Murphy attended Saint Mary Star of the Sea Parochial School, Branchdale; Saint Aloysius Academy, West Chester; and dSaint Charles College, Catonville, Maryland before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Father Murphy was ordained on May 31, 1947, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by Most Reverend Hugh L. Lamb. Father Murphy served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Joseph Parish, Girardsville. He served on the faculty of Saint Thomas More High School for Boys, Philadelphia; Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia; and Roman Catholic High School for Boys, Philadelphia. He then served as Parochial Vicar of Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish
until he retired in June 1996. The Reception of the Body will be held at Saint Luke the Evangelist Church, Glenside on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 9:30 AM, followed by a viewing. Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman, will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Murphy at Saint Luke the Evangelist Church, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Joseph Brandt, Reverend Anthony DiGuglielmo will be the homilist. Father Murphy is survived by his nephews and neices. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken.