Joseph, Murphy 'Murph'
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Mar. 13, 1935 - Jul. 24, 2014
Joseph R. 'Murph' Murphy, 79, of Venice, FL passed away July 24, 2014. He was born March 13, 1935 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York. Murph was an Iron Worker for Local 361 out of Brooklyn and helped to build the World Trade Center and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. He was a patriotic Army Veteran of the Korean War, was a proud Irishman, loved his family and was an avid fisherman.
When Murph and Barb moved to Venice in 1977, they started a landscaping service before moving on to the wholesale/retail business, where they worked at the Dome Flea Market and which allowed them to travel throughout Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; daughters, Patti, Lynda, Kathy and her husband Brian; six grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Per Murph's wishes services will be held privately. Internment is at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider making a donation to Tidewell Hospice at tidewell.org or please consider the needs of his wife, Barbara.
Please visit kays-ponger.com to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook. Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Homes and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.
Kays Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home & Cremation Services
635 E Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Published in Herald Tribune from Aug. 10 to Aug. 11, 2014