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“I served as an altar boy at St. Ignatius in Chicago back in the 70s. I always liked Fr. Murphy. Whenever we would serve a wedding, he would ask at...Read More »
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“Father Murphy was the best human being God ever put on Earth. He was truly a saint and lived how whole life to spread God's love and wisdom. He...Read More »
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“Fr. Murphy came to our home on the afternoon when our Mother was dying. He was so kind to all of us. We will never forget him. ”
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REV. ROBERT J. MURPHY, S.J., age 87, died on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Colombiere Center, in Clarkston, Michigan. Fr. Murphy had been a Jesuit for 55 years, living in Clarkston since 2002. He was former Associate Paster of Cathedral of Christ the King, in Lexington, KY, and formerly with Loyola University and former Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, both in Chicago. Cousin of George Cattermole, Paul Cattermole, Jean Mihura, and Paula Walser. Preceded in death by his parents, the late Joseph and Ella Murphy, and by his brother, the late Rev. Gordon E. Murphy, S.J. In State at Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, Tuesday, May 4, 2010, from 4-7 PM with a Prayer Service at 7 PM. Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 5 - 10:45 AM at Colombiere. Interment in Colombiere Center Cemetery, Clarkston, Michigan Memorial Gifts may be made to: Jesuit International Missions or the Jesuit Partnership, 2059 N. Sedgwick Street, Chicago, IL 60614 or online at www.Jesuits-chgdet.org. Visit www.Jesuits-chgdet.org/publications/tributes.htm to sign guest book and view full text of obituary. A. J. Desmond & Sons, Troy, Michigan - 248-362-2500.

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