Peter Joseph Murphy

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Peter Joseph Murphy

AGE: 96 • Manchester

Peter Joseph Murphy died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Home, Vineland. He was 96.

Born in Jackson Heights, NY, he resided in Elmont, NY and Colonia, NJ for most of his life before settling in Manchester 6 years ago.

Prior to retiring, Peter worked as a Manufacturing Supervisor at Fedders Corporation in Edison. Mr. Murphy was a veteran of the US Navy, having served during World War II from 1942-1945. He was also a member of the VFW Post 7904 in Colonia.

Peter played semi-professional baseball and was a golden glove boxer. He loved the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers, but his greatest love was flying general aviation aircraft with his son, Peter.

He was predeceased by his brothers, George & Jack Murphy; and 2 sisters: Joan Saporiti and Rita Nystrom.

Surviving is his loving wife of 70 years, Ruth; a son, Peter and his wife Lisa; a daughter, Patricia Ann Ziegelbauer and her husband Ken; 2 sisters: Eileen Trujillo and Teresa Michalek; 5 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:30AM at the Brigadier General William C. Doylve Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. Interment to immediately follow.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8PM. For more information, or to post a tribute online, please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 8, 2014
Peter Joseph Murphy
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D'Elia Funeral Home
Route 70 & Vermont Avenue | Lakewood, NJ 08701 | (732) 363-1987
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