Robert J. Murphy Sr. – November 22, 2020

Robert J. Murphy Sr., 90, of Hoboken, passed away on November 22, 2020.
Born to John and Josephine (nee Kelly) Murphy on February 9, 1930, in Hoboken, Robert Murphy was a proud lifelong resident of Hoboken. Serving his country in the Air Force during the Korean War, Robert earned the rank of Airman 2nd Class and came home to work for Sabrett for over 30 years, before transitioning to working at Marine View Towers in the security department.

Robert was an avid reader of the news and always had the latest copy of the Jersey Journal and the Daily News. He was also well-known for his skill in bowling and could be found at Bowl Rite in Union City.

Robert rejoins his beloved Dorothy (nee Logan) in God’s peace, as well as his loving parents, and siblings including 5 sisters and one brother. Robert’s memory will be honored by his dear children, Shirley Olender, Joseph Murphy, and Bobby Murphy, his cherished grandchildren, Anthony Cardella, Shirlane Cardella, and Jaclyn Murphy, and many dear nieces and nephews, as well as his brother, Ronald Murphy.


Visitation for Robert will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (633 Washington Street, corner of Washington and Seventh, parking on Seventh).

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One thought on “Robert J. Murphy Sr. – November 22, 2020

  1. Murphy was a man of few words ! But a kind loving man so proud of Murphy jr beating all odds & becoming a wonderful man, husband, & dad ! Proud of all of his kids not in a braggy way just comments he wld say ! I use to laugh as a addicted smoker, not proud of it he wld smoke never inhaled, & i wld say why bother murphy, he’d say in a nonshalant way, I don’t know, i just like it ! May he rest a good man !!!

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