Death Notice: Fr. Joe (Fr. Joe V.F.) Murphy, West End and Nebraska

MURPHY (West End, Millstreet, Co Cork and Lincoln, Nebraska): On January 16, 2017, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, Fr F J (Fr Joe V.F.). Ordained in 1951 for the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska and retired to Millstreet in 1999, son of the late Dan and Catherine, brother of the late John D, Donie, Jerome and Mary. Deeply regretted by his Bishop James Conley, priests of the Lincoln Diocese, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great- grandnephew Colin, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest In Peace.

Lying in repose at his residence. Rosary on this (Tuesday) evening at 8pm. Removal on tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm to St Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Concelebrated Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Fr. Paddy Byrne pictured with the Fr. Joe Murphy at West End, Millstreet.

1 thought on “Death Notice: Fr. Joe (Fr. Joe V.F.) Murphy, West End and Nebraska”

  1. Sixty six years a catholic priest many of them spent in Nebraska in the U S of A
    Sad news out of Millstreet Co Cork Fr Joe Murphy has passed away
    In the old cemetery at the Town’s West End his last remains lay
    Near where he first looked on the bright lamp of day

    As human life goes his was a lengthy span
    And it can be said of Fr Joe that he was a good man
    The World better for him living in it in truth of him one can say
    And respect to his memory one only can pay

    In his long lifetime he always planted karma’s good seed
    And of more of his kind the Human World is in need
    He lived by his conscience tried to help everyone
    His late father and mother in him did raise a good son

    For all of us from life there is a final release
    Near his first home Fr Joe Murphy is now at peace
    And though the gift of life from his body has gone
    Good memories of the great man he was will live on.

    “Fr. Joe Murphy” is by Francis Duggan

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