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Oblate Fr. Thomas Murphy dies

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Oblate of St. Francis de Sales Father Thomas E. Murphy, who served at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria and St. John Neumann Church in Reston, died Oct. 25.

Father Murphy’s funeral Mass was offered at St. Hilary of Poitiers Church in Rydal, Pa., Oct. 28. He was buried at the Oblate Cemetery in Childs, Md., the following day.

Father Murphy was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 27, 1947, the son of Edward R. and Ailsa M. Murphy. He entered the Oblates after high school and made his perpetual profession Sept. 30, 1970. He was ordained to the priesthood May 15, 1976. He received a bachelor’s in history from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales in Pennsylvania and a master’s in religious education from The Catholic University of America in Washington.

 

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