Tony MURPHY
FUNERAL HOME
Robert J Cotton & Sons Ltd
697 Main Street
Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui
MURPHY, Tony:
On Saturday 20th November 2021 peacefully at home surrounded by family, aged 69. Dearly loved husband of Denise. Loved and respected father and father-in-law of Dean and Nicola, Joanne and Gareth, Kate and Scott, Emma, Sam and Laura. Adored Grandad of his 12 grandchildren. Vigil Prayers will be held at home on Tuesday at 7.00pm. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 1.30pm followed by burial at Kelvin Grove Cemetery. Due to current restrictions, overflow facilities will be available in the Cathedral Gathering Area and the Diocesan rooms. The Mass will also be streamed online
(www.robertjcotton.co.nz). Messages for the Murphy family, c/- PO Box 5191, Palmerston North 4441.



Published by Manawatu Standard on Nov. 22, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Nov
23
Vigil
7:00p.m.
at home
Manawatu-Wanganui
Nov
24
Service
1:30p.m.
streamed online ( www.robertjcotton.co.nz )
Manawatu-Wanganui
Nov
24
Funeral Mass
1:30p.m.
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui
Nov
24
Burial
Kelvin Grove Cemetery
Manawatu-Wanganui
Funeral services provided by:
Robert J Cotton & Sons Ltd
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Dear Denise and all the Murphy Whanau. We were sadden to learn of Tony's death just now though I guess it wasn't unexpected. I spoke with Tony from time to time in our work capacity and later post his retirement and I always said to him how inspirational he was in coping with his circumstances. His faith was very strong as was his love of family. I valued working with Tony. We started in similar roles with our respective Dioceses at around the same time. Me in Christchurch and Tony in PN. He was a quiet leader with good experience wisdom and faith. I will miss our conversations as short as they were. They were meaningful and valued by me. Thank you Tony. Our sincere prayer and sympathy as belated as it is. Love Paddy and Olive Beban
Olive and Paddy Beban
Work
December 3, 2021
Denise and family, please accept our sincere condolences with your sad loss of Tony.
I remember fondly the many years that we worked together at Beder Brothers and Feltex Wools and the social times that we had.
Kindest regards
Laurie & Judy Boniface
Laurie & Judy Boniface
November 27, 2021
May I send my sincere condolences to Tony's family at this sad time.
Adrian Broad
November 26, 2021
Thank you for sharing Tony with us, his passion and leadership won't be forgotten.. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family....
Deryck
November 26, 2021
Denise I was so sorry to hear of Tony´s passing, our deepest sympathy and love to you all. Tony always attended our family gatherings and represented the Murphy family well, and he made sure he said hello to everyone. He will be huge loss to your family but be proud of your amazing family who have learnt the values of family, With much love Margie and John
Margaret Hendra
November 24, 2021
Great man, Hugh loss. Lets celebrate his awesome life I look forward to catching up with you at the 19th hole Tony
Tony Johnston & Family, Alex, Tamara, TJ
Family
November 24, 2021
Dear Denise, We were very sad to hear of Tony's death, and although we were unable to travel today to the requiem mass for Tony, we saw some of it live streamed. It was a fitting tribute to a fine man whose attributes saw him give so much to so many over the years. This was particularly so in his work with the PN Dio. All those whose lives he touched will miss him hugely. Our condolences to you at this difficult time. We are sure you will be deriving much comfort from your loving family. Kind regards, Charles & Colleen Andrews
Colleen and Charles Andrews
November 24, 2021
This candle I light for you Tony is an everlasting flame that represents the love you had, not only for Denise and your family but for so many people. It will never blow out because the love and memories we have for you will always be in our hearts forever. May you rest now with no more pain. Manuia Lau Malaga ❤❤❤
Ifi Baker
November 24, 2021
Dear Denise & family Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Tony. I have many fond memories of working with Tony back in the NZ Wool Spinners days, he was a great boss & I know you will all miss him greatly. Will be thinking of you today as you lay him to rest. RIL Tony x
Kelsey Spencer
Work
November 24, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Tony´s passing. Our thoughts will be with you tomorrow as you lay Tony in his final resting place. R.I.P Tony
Greg & Charlotte Jones
Friend
November 23, 2021
Denise and family. Please accept our thoughts and prayers at this time. Tony´s contribution to the community was immense and the Murphy whanau should be very proud of. Stephen and Clare Kissick
Stephen Kissick
Friend
November 23, 2021
Denise and family, aroha from Nance Tony will be in a gentle place now.
Nance Godfrey
Friend
November 23, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Tony will be well remembered for his outstanding contribution to the success of the Manawatu Community Trust since 2008. Rest in peace Tony.
Mayor Helen
Work
November 23, 2021
Dear Denise and Family Please accept our sincerest sympathy on the very sad loss of Tony.
Dan, Kathleen & Sylvia (99 years old) Murphy
Family
November 23, 2021
Thinking of you all at this time,
Anne Nation
November 23, 2021
My deepest sympathy Denise & Family. Tony was a great man and very supportive to me and the hospital chaplaincy. may he rest in peace and may you have every support and blessing in your loss
Tony Tooman
Work
November 22, 2021
RIL Tony ❤❤ Love you always some memories I had is . Denise and Tony were like my parents away from home, before I met them I had nothing and Denise offered me a job and help they helped me get back on my feet, times I used to go to work just a tad bit hungover and they would tell me off. well more like Denise but Tony always had to add his sarcastic remarks Not gonna lie his remarks were quite good I had no come backs for them Lol Even my friends were calling them my parents lol I remember when Tony had something to do with the Manawatu Turbos and I would boast to my friends and say Tony was the CEO for the Turbos my friends were amazed. Lol I felt blessed to have both Tony and Denise in my life. Tony you are the true definition of what an amazing father/husband/grandfather should be. May you Rest In Peace knowing that you have lived your life and raise your beautiful children to become the people they are now.. because of the love and the happy home you and Denise built for them. And you are no longer in pain. Love, prayers and thoughts go out to Denise and the family ❤❤❤
Ifi Baker
November 22, 2021
Dean and family please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your father and beloved family member. Dean I'm sure the wonderful work you have been doing for golf in NZ gave your father great satisfaction and sense of pride. I'm sure you will celebrate Tony's life whilst to short with great reflection and wonderful memories, you have from times past. Yours sincerely John Griffin
John Griffin
Other
November 22, 2021
Moe mai ra e te rangatira e Tony e okioki. During my time as Chair of the Hato Paora BOT, I had the privilege of working alongside Tony. I will always appreciate his unwavering support, diligence and integrity. It was my absolute pleasure to work with you Tony albeit briefly. Sending my aroha to your grieving whanau and friends. Ma te atua koutou e manaaki e tiaki.
Chelsea Grootveld
November 22, 2021
Sending our condolences to all the family but especially to our dear friends Jill and Gerry
Anna and Rob Friend
Other
November 22, 2021
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