John J. Murphy

July 3, 1936 - February 5, 2018

John Joseph Murphy, 81, a resident of Spring Lake, NJ and North Fort Myers, FL passed away unexpectedly February 5, 2018 in Cape Coral, FL. He was born July 3, 1936 in New York City to John and Mary Ellen Murphy.

John was a parishioner of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Spring Lake and St. Therese in North Fort Myers. A 1959 graduate of Manhattan College, John credits the Christian Brothers for an education that laid the foundation for professional success and spiritual development. John began his career as a certified public accountant, and later served as Vice President of Yorkville Savings and Loan Association, as Executive Vice President of Skandia America Reinsurance Inc., and a Member of the Board of Directors, Northside Savings Bank.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Eileen Murphy: three loving children, Ann Marie Murphy married to James McGuire, III of Maplewood, NJ; Kevin Murphy married to Patricia of Indianapolis, IN, and Kathleen Tierney married to Mark of Ridgefield, CT; sister, Eileen Murphy of North Fort Myers; seven grandchildren, James McGuire, IV, Caleigh McGuire, Daniel Murphy, Elizabeth Murphy, Carolyn Murphy, Julia Tierney and Brendan Tierney; as well as great grandson Sheehan Murphy.

A Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 am Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease,

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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