JOBIT: Murphy, Edward J. [MC1957 RIP] on 2016-Oct-22 by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)


Good Evening All,

I have just heard from Tim Mante with the sad news that his Father-In-Law, Fellow Jasper, Ed Murphy was called hom early this morning. Mr. Murphy has been in our prayers as he neared the end succombing to his year and one-half battle with Leukemia. He fought the good fight. We pray for Ed,  for Mrs. Murphy (Barbara), their Children Kathleen, Noreen, Christopher and the Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. We pray that the Family find peace in knowing that their loved one is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Thank you Noreen and Tim for sharing the attached Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)  

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Edward J. Murphy, age 81, of Clifton Park passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at his home, surrounded by family and friends. Born in 1935, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen (Doyle) Murphy. He was predeceased by his sister Patricia Klein, and his grandson, Nathan Iorio.
Edward attended Bishop Loughlin High School where he began the first of many lifelong friendships with H. Peter – the man who would become his brother-in-law. It was during high school that Peter introduced Ed to Barbara, the woman with whom he would spend the rest of his life. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1957. It was there that he formed lifelong friendships with some of the greatest men we know. Immediately upon graduation he began working with the NYS Public Service Commission. He retired as the Deputy Director Public Service Commission, Gas Division, after almost 38 years of service. After retirement he volunteered his time with Care Links for 11 years. Edward loved playing golf, and had four holes-in-one during his golfing career. If it were up to him, he’d have played every day that ended in “Y”. After the Brooklyn Dodgers bailed and moved to California, he became an original NY Mets fan. He loved his family and friends and was always there for each and every one of us. He will be greatly missed. After a long and courageous battle with cancer, he had made his peace with God and was ready to go home to the Lord.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Zimbelmann) Murphy, daughters Kathleen (Michael) Howey, and Noreen (Timothy) Mante, and his son, Christopher (Nancy Gormley). He is also survived by his grandchildren Allison (Andrew), Julie (Joshua), April, Grace, Joanne, Brendan, Caroline, and great-granddaughter, Ava, and many loving family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Catricala Funeral Home Inc., 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park, with a funeral Mass on Tuesday, October 25th at 12 noon at St. Edward the Confessor Church.
In lieu of flowers, Ed and his family request that donations may be made in his memory to one of the following: Care Links, 543 Saratoga Rd, Glenville, NY 12302; Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202; or City Mission of Schenectady, 425 Hamilton St, Schenectady, NY 12305. Truly, he would love nothing more than if you were to do a kind deed.

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Murphy, Edward J. [MC1957 RIP]

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