John M. "Jack" Murphy
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John M. Murphy "Jack"

Chili - Monday, November 16, 2020 at age 93. Predeceased by his loving wife, Helen; son, Daniel; daughter-in-law, Debra; and sister, Ruth Lintemoot. Survived by his children, Jackie (Bob) Weidman, Michael (Janet), Brian and Ann (Tom) Kennedy; daughter-in-law, Anna Murphy; grandchildren, Jennifer, Suzanne, Mark, Raina, Jared, Ivan, Matthew, Kristin, Tricia (Tom), Shawn, Patrick, Christopher, Nicholas and Marissa; 11 great-grandchildren; special family, Beth, Amy and Jake; sister-in-law, Joanne Walsh; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Jack was a longtime Dutchtown resident, a WWII Navy Veteran, a retired Lieutenant of the City of Rochester Fire Department and Monroe County Fire Coordinator. For over 30 years he loved playing Santa for the special children at the School of the Holy Childhood. He will always be "The Murph".

Friends may call at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home Friday 4-7PM. Private funeral mass and interment at Grove Place Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the School of the Holy Childhood.

Thank you to the staff at St. John's Home, especially Jack's loving and compassionate caregivers on Resevoir-6, our heroes.

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Nov. 18 to Nov. 19, 2020.
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November 21, 2020
I offer my condolences on behalf of members of the Association of Retired Rochester Police & Area Law Enforcement Retirees (ARPALER). You were a great Arson investigator as well as a great friend. I remember when you and Tony Emanual made me join the Alhambra and I must admit, the charitable functions were some of the greatest times of my life. Rest in peace my brother.
Joseph Cimino
November 20, 2020
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Katherine Murphy
November 19, 2020
Jack was a true gentleman everyday in the fire service and later with the county. Rest In Peace .
Tom Flood
November 19, 2020
I worked with Jack for several years as a fire investigator with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office (Car 832). He was a great man to know and work with, and definitely 'one of the good guys.' May he rest in eternal peace.
Fred Keller
November 19, 2020
Rest in peace brother. It was an honor to work with you.
Ron Graner
November 19, 2020
Our thoughts and prays go out to all of you. I have many fond memories of our visits to Rochester and visiting Jack with my Dad and the many stories of there childhood antics.
DeeDEE D’Agostino-Nursey
November 18, 2020
Lt. Murphy always had a smile on his face. He was a most friendly customer to my parents Arnie and Mary Ioannone at their grocery store, Chili-Pixley Superette on Chili and Pixley Roads. He was there just about every day as was his sweet wife.
My deepest condolences are with you all, his loving family.
Gerry Ioannone
November 18, 2020
Jack was one those guys that you always remember for his kindness and smile. He would always ask how I was doing in the manner that I can still hear today. Hey Raymond how ya doing. Jack was a true gentleman he will be missed.
Ray Morse
November 18, 2020
Prayers and thoughts for Mr. Murphy’s family. He was a wonderful neighbor(Masseth St).
Don/Valerie Pickering
November 18, 2020
To Anne, Jackie, Michael and Daniel, my deepest sympathy to all of you, I know how difficult it is for all of you, in my opinion he was and always will be remembered as the best boss anyone could have, he was a great friend and was always there when you needed him and will never be forgotten.
John Yanus
November 18, 2020
Fellow Officers of ARPALER
November 18, 2020
The Association of Rochester Police and Area Law Enforcement Retirees (ARPALER) sends prayers and condolences to the family of Lt. Murphy, and we salute him for his service to his community. Rest in peace Brother.
Fellow Officers of ARPALER
November 18, 2020
Lt. Murphy was a true gentleman, always willing to help a friend in need. He also had many interesting stories about the post-WWII history of the RFD. My thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Murphy and his family.
Thomas DellaPorta, PhD
November 18, 2020
Sad news Brian, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Gray Gardner
November 18, 2020
A true friend to all who knew him . He leaves a legacy of love and caring. We cherish the many good memories we have of Jack. Bob and Mary Nugent
Robert Nugent
November 17, 2020
I have fond memories of Murph from years ago. He always had a cheerful hello for me and knew my dad Ed Naylon was an RFD firefighter
Michael Naylon COL, USA Ret
Reston VA
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