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Michael Joseph Murphy peacefully passed away at home in Dumfries, Virginia on July 9, 2023 at the age of 88.
Michael was born May 21, 1935 in Auburn, New York. He was the third son of J... Read More
Michael Joseph Murphy peacefully passed away at home in Dumfries, Virginia on July 9, 2023 at the age of 88.
Michael was born May 21, 1935 in Auburn, New York. He was the third son of Joseph A. and Mary V. (Krupa) Murphy. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers David and Richard, and his beloved wife of nearly 55 years, Mary L. (Mahon) Murphy, who passed away only four months prior.
Michael was father to Joseph (54), MaryBeth (52), Michelle (deceased at birth in 1972), and Daniel (48); and grandfather to Owen (20) and Noah (18) Murphy, and Jack Pugh (15).
Michael was educated at St. Bernard’s College and Seminary in Rochester, New York where he obtained a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Theology in 1960. He was ordained as a Catholic priest and served as assistant pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Rochester, New York. He left the priesthood in 1967 after meeting Mary, the love of his life. They married and moved to New York City in 1968. That same year, he received his MBA at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.
Michael was known for his (often offbeat) sense of humor, his generosity of spirit, and his obsessive curiosity. He loved to travel and especially enjoyed trips to Europe, but his favorite destination was always Paris. He was an avid runner in the 1980s; running the New York Marathon in 1984 and the Boston Marathon in 1985. He always trained with his faithful golden retriever (he reluctantly brought a puppy into the family after much begging from his children - but he was a softy at heart and became more than fond of his running buddy).
Michael remained a devout Catholic throughout his life and was an active member of St. Ann’s church in Manlius for more than four decades.
He was a very large personality with a giant heart and, as he would have phrased it, it will be impossible to not miss him. His family is comforted believing that he and Mary are together again.
Micheal donated his body to the Anatomy Gifts Registry to advance medical science.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sisters of Mercy in Michael’s name. (https://sistersofmercy.org/donate/)
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church in Manlius, New York.
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