A funeral mass was offered March 7 at St. Cecilia’s Church, Kearny, for Gerard G. Murphy, Sr., 84. He died March 4 at Hackensack Medical Center. Born in Jersey City, he was a life-long resident. He was the Dairy Manager for A&P in Hoboken for 33 years, before retiring in 1980. He was a member of the VFW in Jersey City, Knights of Columbus Council 1378 in Union City, and the American Legion in Bayonne. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was the father of John Patrick, Gerard G. Jr., Paul J., Kevin G. and the late Michael Murphy; the brother of Dorothy Holm, Jeanne, Donald Murphy and the late Rita Davis, James, Mary and John Murphy; the grandfather of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services arranged by the Wilfred Armitage and Wiggins Funeral Home, Kearny.

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