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David Murphy


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David Murphy Obituary
The Reverend David Murphy, O.Carm., the oldest member of the Chicago Carmelite province, died July 25, 201, in Darien, IL. He was 95. Father David was born in Chicago, IL, on August 13, 1918. He entered the Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Order of Carmelites, and was ordained a priest in 1942. He held a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Chicago, and a Doctorate Degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. Among his assignments: teacher and Principal at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, IL; Principal at Carmel High School for Boys in Mundelein, IL; professor of Scripture at Barat College in Lake Forest, IL; Superintendent of the Carmelite schools in the United States, Peru and Chile; Chairman of the Midwest National Catholic Education Association and a member of the executive committee of the National Catholic Education Association; elected First and Second Councilor for the Province; professor at St. Mary College in Notre Dame, IN; and served at Old Saint Patrick Parish in Chicago, IL. He is pre-deceased by his brother, also a Carmelite, Rev. Roland Murphy, O.Carm., who died in July 2002. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the National Shrine of Saint Therese (8501 Bailey Road, Darien, IL 60561) from 4:00 pm to 8: 00 pm. Vigil Service at 7:30 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10:00 am, at the National Shrine of Saint Therese. Memorials in honor of Father David Murphy, O.Carm., may be made to the Society of Mount Carmel, 1317 North Frontage Road, Darien, IL, 60561. For funeral info: Modell Funeral Home, Darien. (630) 852-3595 or www.modelldarien.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from July 26 to July 28, 2014
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