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Lawrence L. Murphy

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LAWRENCE L. MURPHY OF SKIPPACK TWP. Lawrence L. Murphy, 58, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown. He was born in Phoenixville on August 29, 1953, a son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Dix) Murphy. He was the husband of Kathleen (Keyser) Capogreco-Murphy. Lawrence has been a resident of Skippack Twp. for the past five years and previously had live on Noble Street in Norristown. He was a retired as a Correctional Officer at the Graterford State Correction Facility. Previously, he had worked at the Pennhurst Hospital and the Norristown State Hospital. He was a member of the Warren Lodge F. & A.M. in Collegeville, the Reading Motorcycle Club, and St. Gabriel Lodge in Stowe. He enjoyed working in his yard and Science Fiction. Lawrence was an avid sports fan especially the Phillies and Eagles. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Kelly Lynn Capogreco (Rick) of Norristown, Megan Weigand (Erich) of E. Norriton Twp., Heather Murphy (Brent) of Pottstown, Melissa Murphy (Mike) of Royersford, and Shilyn Murphy (Steve) of Pottstown. He is also survived by four siblings, Danny Murphy of Reading, Kathy Natale (Drew) of Elverson, Eileen Wagner (Bob) of Gilbertsville and ShawnAnn Witycyak (Steve) of West Lawn. Six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive him. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 8, 2011 from the Bailey Funeral Chapel, Ltd., 815-17 W. Marshall St., Norristown. The Rev. Bill Grill will officiate. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in W. Norriton Twp. Friends may call at the funeral chapel on Friday evening Oct. 7, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. or on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. The family requests casual Irish or Harley-Davidson attire. Funeral arrangements are by the Bailey Funeral Chapel, Ltd., Norristown, PA 610-272-0414.

Published in The Mercury on Oct. 6, 2011
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