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John F. Murphy

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John F. Murphy, 53, of Wilmington, Del., passed away July 26, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home.
John was dedicated to his job with more than 20 years of service to the Delaware County Correctional Facility. His interests included riding his motorcycle, spending time with family and friends, doing home projects as well as the Eagles and Phillies.
John was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sarah (Connelly) Murphy, and his siblings, Phillip Murphy, Seamus Murphy and Kathleen Jones.
Survivors: His wife of 35 years, Mary Ann (Smith) Murphy; his daughters, Meggan Kehoe (Kevin) of Holmes and Kim Mayer (Josh) Cary, N.C.; grandchildren, Kevin Kehoe, Jr., John Kehoe, Ian Kehoe and Jacob Mayer; siblings, Terrance Murphy, Joseph Murphy, Mary Costigan, Margaret Bunting and Ann Marie Elko.
John's family would like to thank the entire staff from Delaware Hospice and the Helen Graham Cancer Center for their love and support given to them during John's illness.
Viewing: From 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31 at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington, DE 19808.
Mass of Christian Burial: Following at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthews Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804.
Burial: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Marple.
In lieu of flowers: Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Newark, DE 19711 or to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713.
To send a message of condolence, please visit www.mccreryandharra.com.
Published in Daily Times on July 28, 2014
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