1927 – 2015
Robert C. “Bob” of Bergenfield on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
Loving husband for 39 years of Susan (nee Doonan). Beloved father of Christine Traina and her husband Joseph and Robert L. and his wife Heather Conking Murphy. Adored grandfather of Teagan Murphy and Lily Christine Traina. Dear brother of the late Thomas and his wife Bette Murphy of Newport, RI, Irene Gilles and her husband Stephen of Utica, NY, Louis and his wife Alice of Portsmouth, RI and Leonard and his wife Christine of Newport, RI. Also survived by dozens of nieces and nephews.
Born on February 25, 1941 to Louis and Irene (nee Burns) Murphy, Bob was a graduate of St. Augustin and De La Salle (1958) in Newport, received a BA from Catholic University, an MA from Manhattan College and an MA from Bank Street College of Education.
In 1958, he became a Christian Brother, serving for sixteen years as Brother Robert Arthur. During his career, Bob was the Director of Religious Education at St. Augustin in Newport and in parishes in New York and New Jersey. He was also the founder of the New Jersey Institute of Parent Education, which was funded by the State of New Jersey. He was Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph Church in Demarest, NJ.
Bob also had a private counseling practice, offering family and individual counseling.
A Mass of the Resurrection to celebrate Bob’s life was said on February 14, 2015 at St. Joseph RC Church in Demarest, NJ. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on March 22, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustin in Newport.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in his memory may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (www.pdf.org.) or Michael J. Fox Foundation (www.michaeljfox.org).
Published in The Newport Daily News on Feb. 25, 2015
Murphy, Francis [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: same link
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I believe that Francis, known as Robert C, received his Masters in 1969.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I couldn’t figure out the name so followed the story lead.]
Murphy, Francis [MC1969 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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