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Fr James Gerald Murphy
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1927
Death: Nov. 21, 1978

Father James Gerald Murphy OSA., was born on October 11, 1927, in Clinton, Iowa, to Leo C. Murphy and Agnes H. Brickley.

After his family moved to Chicago, James received his elementary education at St. Rita Grade School, Chicago, from 1933 to 1942. He studied for three years at St. Rita High School, Chicago, and then entered the Augustinian program of formation at Agustinian Academy, Staten Island, New York, for his Senior Year. Augustinian Academy granted him a diploma in 1946.

He was received into the Augustinian Novitiate in September, 1946, professing his Vows in the Order of St. Augustine on September 10, 1947.

He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Villanova College, Villanova, Pennssylvania, in 1951. He also received an M.S. in Library Science from Villanova. He pursued theological studies from 1951 to 1955 at Augustinian College of Washington, D.C., and was ordained to the Priesthood in 1954.

Father Murphy taught at St. Thomas High School, Rockford, Illinois, from 1955 to 1959. He was assigned to St. Rita High School, Chicago, as a Teacher in 1959. In 1961, he was transferred to Mendel Catholic High School, Chicago, as a Teacher.

In 1962, Father Murphy was assigned to Augustinian Academy, St. Louis, Missouri, where he served as Teacher, Librarian, and Procurator until 1972. He then returned to St. Rita High School, Chicago, where he was Teacher, Chaplain and Sub - Prior of the Augustinian Community.

He died on November 21, 1978, of complications from lupus, a disease which he had battled for several years.

Father Murphy is remembered as an understanding listener and a wise counselor.

He is buried in the Augustinian Plot at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Illinois. 
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Augustinian Plot.
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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Fr James Gerald Murphy
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Fr James Gerald Murphy
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Rest In Peace, Father James!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Apr. 22, 2011

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