Very Rev. William Frank Murphy PE

Deceased

Parish Of Birth
Crosshaven

Colleges Attended
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
19/6/1949

Appointments
Retired ex Chaplain Mount Desert : 1993

Chaplain, Mount Desert : 1992 – 1993

Kilmichael PP : 10/9/1987 – 1992

Goleen PP : 23/4/1983 – 10/9/1987

Ringaskiddy CC : 23/6/1973 – 23/4/1983

Cathedral/Blackpool CC : 24/1/1970 – 23/6/1973

Chaplain, St. Finbarr’s Hospital (1) : 19/6/1965 – 24/1/1970

Ovens CC : 12/12/1961 – 19/6/1965

Goleen CC : 23/8/1958 – 12/12/1961

Chaplain, Bantry : 12/3/1956 – 23/8/1958

Chaplain, Schull : 30/1/1954 – 12/3/1956

Ministry Abroad/ Washington. DC : 1949 – 30/1/1954

Date Of Death
13/7/1996

Place Of Death
St. Joseph’s, Mount Desert, Cork

Place Of Burial
North Kilmurry Cemetery, Berrings, Co. Cork

Obituary
Fr. Frank Murphy was a native of Ringaskiddy and was one of seven brothers, five of whom were ordained priests, including Fr. Seamus. He was ordained in June 1949 and was a classmate of the late Bishop Michael Murphy.
His ordination was followed by a temporary assignment to Washington D.C., U.S.A., where he ministered until January 1954, when he returned to Cork and was appointed Chaplain in Schull.
His other appointments in the dioceses included:
1956: Chaplain, Bantry
1958: CC Goleen
1961: CC Ovens
1965: Chaplain, St. Finbarr?s Hospital
1970: CC Blackpool
1973: CC Ringaskiddy
1983: PP Goleen
1987: PP Kilmichael
He retired prematurely from parish work in 1992 due to failing health and went to live at St. Joseph?s Hospital, Mount Desert, where he ministered as Chaplain until 1993.
Fr. Frank died on July 13th, 1996.

May he rest in the Lord?s peace.

Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 1997.

Concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Annunciation, Blackpool, Cork.

Associated Links
His brother, Fr. Seamus