VERNON - James Michael Murphy, 51, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 1, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he had lived in Union City before moving to Vernon 26 years ago. Mr. Murphy served with the United States Air Force and then had been working as a self-employed carpenter. He was a loving husband, supportive father, beloved grandfather and dedicated son and brother. Mr. Murphy was predeceased by a brother, Richard Dennis Murphy (1994), and is the beloved husband for 30 years of Lisa Murphy (Rodriguez), of Vernon. Devoted father of Megan, Bryan and Morgan Murphy, all at home. Loving grandfather of Ethan James. Dear son of Carol Ziemak, of Tucson, Ariz. Brother of Linda Sniegowski and Theresa Mary Murphy, both of Tucson, Ariz. The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94 (1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Funeral from the funeral home on Monday, July 8, at 9:45 a.m. Mass to follow at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Franklin, at 11 a.m. Cremation will be private. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers to the
, 1 Union St., Suite 301, Robbinsville, would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonvernonfuneralhome.com.
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Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home
1 Vanderhoof Court Vernon, NJ 07462
Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 3, 2013