STAMFORD, Conn. - Philip A. Murphy, Jr., formerly of Stamford, died Friday, Oct. 4. He was 83.
Murphy was born May 5, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Philip and Margaret Carey Murphy, Sr. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War, having received the Purple Heart Medal. He worked as a printer at Pitney Bowes for 40 years and then, after retiring, returned as a consultant and later as a security guard.
Murphy is survived by his wife, Betty Rossillo Murphy; sons, Philip A. Murphy III (Kristin) of Norwalk and Fr. Richard Murphy of Stratford, pastor of Our Lady of Peace RC Church; daughters, Elizabeth Heiman (Dwight) of Needham, Mass., Rosemary McDonald (Pat) of Sandy Hook and Margaret Fraioli (Marc) of Stamford; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave.. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9:40 a.m. and proceed to St. Mary’s RC Church, 566 Elm St., Stamford, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m., with his son Fr. Richard Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Rockrimmon Road, Stamford.