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Justin J. Murphy

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MURPHY, Justin J. Justin J. Murphy, 96, of West Point Rd, East Hampton, husband of the late Helen (Nolan) Murphy passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (December 28, 2004) at home. He was born in New York City, NY on March 2, l908, son of the late Peter and Catharine (Trainor) Murphy and had resided in East Hampton for five years, having formerly lived in Manhasset, NY for 42 years. Most of his working life was spent in New York City, the city he loved. He was a l925 graduate of Regis High School, New York, and was honored by the school with its "Deo et Patriae" award, presented to those who have served the high school and the community in a distinguished capacity during the course of his or her life. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, he was an honored recipient of the College's "In Hoc Signo" award and l929 Class Agent for his entire life. A life member of the Plandome Country Club in Plandome, NY, he retired at age 65 from the New York Telephone Co. and A.T.& T. After his first retirement, Mr. Murphy continued his working life with two succeeding careers; first with the Brooklyn Academy of Arts and Sciences and then as President of the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association. Upon finally retiring for the third and last time, he was named "Honorary Mayor of Lower Manhattan" by the association. Mr. Murphy was a member of St. Patrick Church in East Hampton and a former member of St. Mary parish in Manhasset, NY. He is survived by a son, Justin J. Murphy Jr., Colonel, USAF retired, and his wife, Dayle, of Palmdale, CA; three daughters, and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Ted Toombs of Glen Head, NY, Eileen and George Connelly of Vero Beach, FL, Rosemary and Bob Kilpatrick of East Hampton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, January 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 47 West High St. (RT66), East Hampton. The Reverend Charles R. LeBlanc, Pastor, will be the celebrant and burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday 7-9 p.m. at the Spencer Funeral Home, 112 Main St. East Hampton. Those wishing may send memorial contributions to The Holy Cross Fund C/O College of the Holy Cross, One College Square, Worcester, MA 0l6l0- 2395 or Regis High School Development Office, 55 East 84th Street, New York, NY l0028-1221. A Mass in Justin's memory will be celebrated at St. Mary Church, Manhasset, NY on a date and time to be announced.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 31, 2004
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