A complete obituary will appear in the March 17 print edition of The Catholic Standard and Times.
Father James J. Murphy, pastor emeritus of St. Bridget Parish in the East Falls section of Philadelphia and a former assistant editor of The Catholic Standard and Times, died Monday, March 7, 2011 at St. Francis Country House in Darby, Delaware County.
He was 92 years old.
Father Murphy was ordained a priest Feb. 24, 1945 at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
In June 1973, he was appointed pastor of St. Bridget Parish and named pastor emeritus there in June 1991.
Cardinal Justin Rigali celebrated Father Murphy’s funeral Mass Thursday, March 10 at Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby, Delaware County.
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County.
– CS&T Staff Writer Christie L. Chicoine may be reached at 215-587-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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