The Diocese of Venice is mourning the loss of Father Timothy Murphy, a retired priest of the Diocese of Venice who passed away March 19, 2022, at the age of 97.
Father Murphy most notably served as Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Cape Coral for 21 years and later founded St. Andrew Catholic School.
Born in County Cork, Ireland March 20, 1924, to Timothy and Ellen (McCarthy) Murphy, Father Murphy was the sixth of seven children.
He graduated from Mount Mellary College in County Waterford, Ireland, and All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland. He was ordained to the priesthood June 19, 1960, in Dublin, for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
It was in 1970 when Father came to the Florida to serve in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, which at the time encompassed a large portion of the current Diocese of Venice. Here, Father Murphy served at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Fort Myers as a Parochial Vicar from 1970 until his appointment as Pastor of St. Andrew in 1976.
Father Murphy is survived by numerous family members. The funeral arrangements for Father Murphy are as follows:
~ Viewing and prayer vigil, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 6-8 p.m., St. Andrew Parish, 2628 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral
~ Mass of Christian Burial, Thursday, April 7, 2022, 10:30 a.m., St. Andrew Church.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Murphy and for the consolation of his family.
See complete obituary at this link.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in eternal peace.