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Thomas J. Murphy

Kent, Connecticut - Thomas J. Murphy, 84, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on June 14, 2014 at the Kent Rehabilitation Center in Kent, Connecticut. He was born on October 26, 1929 in Poughkeepsie, NY, the son of Thomas A. & Mary D'Arcy Murphy. Tom married Jane Kaman on July 23, 1950 in St. Mary's Church in Poughkeepsie, NY. She predeceased him on September 5, 2013. He was a Dept. Technician for IBM in Kingston, NY and Poughkeepsie, NY. He retired in 1988. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Poughkeepsie, NY, B.P.O.E. #275, Pirate Canoe Club, and a past Volunteer at the Hillside Fire Department. Tom was always involved in local sports especially baseball and basketball. He played on many of George Stitzel's teams. He was a member of D.C. Fast-Pitch Softball and the D.C. Basketball Hall of Fame. Tom enjoyed playing golf with his wife and friends. Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law: Thomas & Maura Murphy of Hyde Park, NY; son: Timothy Murphy of Schnectady, NY and his daughter and son-in-law: Maureen & Phil Chodaba of Marco Island, Florida. A brother: Vincent (Rosemarie) Murphy of Hyde Park, NY and grandchildren: Mary Ellen & husband Richard Holbrook, Sean, Kevin, McKenzie, step grandson: Marc Chodaba and several nieces and nephews survive. He was predeceased by a brother: Edward Murphy. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 4-8 PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass will be held Thur. at 10 AM in St. Mary's , 231 Church St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Entombment will be in the Community Mausoleum of Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from June 17 to June 19, 2014
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