Father Thomas P. Murphy, S.J.


Father Thomas P. Murphy, S.J., who served at St. Margaret of Cortona parish in the Riverdale section of the Bronx for 33 years, died June 28 in Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx. He was 90.

Father Murphy served as parochial vicar and in part-time pastoral ministry at St. Margaret of Cortona, 1976-2009.

At Regis High School in Manhattan, he was president, 1972-1976, and director of admissions and dean, 1971. He also served in education posts in the Philippines, 1960-1971.

Born in Brooklyn, he entered the Jesuits in 1944 and professed final vows in 1960. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1957.

He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Novaliches in the Philippines, and a bachelor’s and licentiate in sacred theology from Woodstock College.

His sister, Marie Tuttle, survives him.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated July 3 in St. Margaret of Cortona Church. Burial was at the Jesuit Cemetery in Auriesville.


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