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Reverend John Francis Murphy C.S.B.

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Reverend John Francis, C.S.B.

Toronto: Passed away at Anglin House, Toronto, Ontario, on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Father Murphy was born on June 3, 1942 in Detroit, MI. He professed in the Congregation of St. Basil in 1961 and was ordained in 1973.

Father Murphy served at the following Basilian institutions; Aquinas Institute in Rochester, NY, St. Michael's College School in Toronto, ON, Assumption College School in Windsor, ON, Andrean High School in Merrillville, IN, St. Pius X Church and St. Thomas More Church in Calgary, AB, and St. Basil's Parish in Toronto, while residing at the University of St. Michael's College.

Father Murphy is predeceased by his parents John and Maxine Murphy. He is survived by his sister Mary Therese Murphy of Michigan, three nieces, Vanessa Griggs, Melissa Loveday-Rohr, and Jessica Schneider, and nine great nieces and nephews.

There will be a wake service for Father Murphy at St. Basil's Church, Toronto; on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. Visitation to be held at St. Basil's Church on Thursday, September 22 at 9:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Thornhill, ON.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Sept. 20, 2011
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