Vincent Murphy

Vincent Leo Murphy

Monday, April 23rd, 1928 - Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
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Vincent Leo Murphy
April 23, 1928 – March 10, 2021

Born in Chicago Illinois, he attended Spalding Catholic Institute, Peoria Illinois. His parents were Francis and Goldie Murphy, and his siblings were Frank L. Murphy, Patricia Nauman, James E. Murphy, Jerome R. Murphy all of whom preceded him in death.

Vincent joined the United State Marines in 1946 and retired in 1969 as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. While serving in the Corps he was a member of Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (Presidential Helicopter Squadron).

He married Helen Mary Murphy on January 4, 1951. Throughout their 55 year marriage they had four sons, three of whom lived to maturity. He is survived by his second wife Anna Marie, sons Michael Thomas and Katherine Murphy and Gerald Jerome and Elizabeth Murphy, grandsons Christopher, Mark, Jason and Alex Murphy and three great grandchildren, Marissa, Julian, and Alex Murphy.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of Emerald Coast Hospice, his Hospice nurse Carly, his social worker Mandy and his chaplain Janice. They also wish to thank the staff at Sabal House assisted living facility and his nurse Tina Vezzose for their wonderful care during his stay there.

Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, March 15th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lillian, AL with Father James Singarayar as Celebrant. The Rosary will be held at 9:30 am. There will be a live stream of the services. He will be buried with full military honors at Prince of Peace Cemetery in Elberta, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Emerald Coast Hospice.

Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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  • Service

    Monday, March 15th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Monday, March 15th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    34290 US-98
    Lillian, Alabama 36549
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  • Interment

    Prince of Peace Cemetery
    ELBERTA, AL 36530
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Christopher, Annie, and Julian Vincent Murphy

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Pawpaw, you'll be dearly missed. We'll forever remember you and treasure you in our hearts.
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