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Joseph Kenneth Murphy, Sr.

August 11, 2019

Obituary

Joseph Kenneth Murphy, Sr., age 96, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at home.

He was born in Wilmington, Delaware on July 28, 1923 to the late Hugh J. and Mabel Murphy. He was a 1941 graduate of P.S. duPont High School. Up to the time of his retirement he worked for the DuPont Company in their Wilmington offices. He enjoyed playing golf, visiting lreland and Scotland, spending time with his wife at his beach house in Fenwick lsland, Delaware and enjoying his morning coffee/conversations with Ron and the gang at the food court at the Christiana Mall.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, of 49 years. He was also preceded in death by his older brother Hugh. He is survived by his children, Daniel (Rosanne), Betsy, Margaret (Michael) Casey of Philadelphia, PA, Joseph Jr. (Kathleen), Victoria (Michael) Green of Cary, NC and Matthew (Judy), 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grand children along with numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Louise Gracie of Blue Point, NY.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, August 17th, at 10:00 AM at St. Matthews Church, 901 East Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE. Friends may call at the church from 8:30 to 10:00 am prior to the mass. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Peter's Cathedral School, 6th and West, Wilmington, DE, or a charity of your choice. 

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Services

Viewing
Saturday
August 17, 2019

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Matthew Church
901 E. Newport Pike
Wilmington, DE 19804

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
August 17, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Matthew Church
901 E. Newport Pike
Wilmington, DE 19804

Interment following Mass
Saturday
August 17, 2019

Silverbrook Cemetery
3300 Lancaster Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19805

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