Our brother and fellow priest, Father Daniel Murphy, passed from this life on March 11, 2017 at the age of 87.
Father Murphy was born on November 4, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 2, 1956.
Father Murphy served as pastor of St. Regis Parish, Bloomfield Hills and St. Timothy Parish, Trenton. He also had served as associate pastor at St. Edith Parish, Livonia; Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Detroit; St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Pontiac; and St. Joseph Parish, Port Huron.
Visitation will take place at O'Brien-Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Avenue, Novi on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 3-8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday, March 17 at St. Regis Parish, 3695 Lincoln Road, Bloomfield Hills from 3-9 p.m. with a Scripture service at 7 p.m.
Father Murphy will lie in repose on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Regis Parish, 3695 Lincoln Road, Bloomfield Hills, from 10 a.m. until the celebration of his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to Father Murphy's niece, Kathleen Murphy Schwab, c/o St. Regis Parish, 3695 Lincoln Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301.
Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Father Murphy. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our Archdiocesan Mass Pact.