Joseph Edward Murphy

February 4, 1926July 26, 2018

Joseph Edward Murphy of Houston, Texas left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on July 26, 2018.

He was born February 4, 1926 in Graceville, Minnesota. He is proceeded in death by his wife, Doreen, His son, Thomas Edward Murphy and his infant daughter, Deborah Ann Murphy, his father, Edward Vincent Murphy, his mother Martina Katherine Ehrnst, his brothers, William Murphy, Leo Murphy and Robert Murphy.

Joseph married Doreen Marilyn Murphy on Dec. 27, 1952. In 1957 they made Houston, Texas their home. He was a Christian and a devout Catholic. He loved To play golf, fish and hunt. He was an active member in the Kiwanis club, knights of Columbus and a proud member of the 100 gallon club for blood donation. He loved his wife Doreen, his children, 8 grand children and 3 great grand children. We loved him and will miss him dearly. He joined the Army December 30, 1944. He served in WWII / Asiatic Pacific as a T Sgt. He received medals these meadals : Asiatic Pacific campaign, ww2 victory, good conduct and army of occupation. He received his honorable discharge 11-30-1946.Joseph attended the Minneapolis Business College where he got his degree and then got his CPA certificate. He was owner and president of his CPA practice, Joseph E. Murphy, Inc. Where he worked until his retirement.

He is survived by his children: Julie (Richard) Ricarte, Michael ( Diane) Murphy, Susan Cepero, Barbra (Will) Archer, Edward ( Rachel) Murphy. Grandchildren: Monica ( Clayton) Rule, Andrew ( Nicole) Murphy, Alex ( Audrey) Ricarte, Genia Cepero, Daniel Cepero, Steven Archer, Sarah Archer, Isabella Murphy. step grand children: Lauren Ditchman, Jonathan ( Morgan) Ditchman. his great grand children: Madison McKenzie Rule, Jackson Finn Rule and Liam Joseph Murphy. We will miss him. We all love him a bushel and peck and “ a hug around the neck”.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm Thursday August 2, 2018 at Brookside Funeral Home Champions at 3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77068 281-397-0800 ( www.dignitymemorial .com) .

Funeral service will be on Friday August 3, 2018 at 8 am at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church 10688 Shadow Wood Dr. Houston, Tx 77043, followed by the burial service at the Houston National Cemetery on Veterans Memorial Dr.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s association (


  • Visitation Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, August 3, 2018

Joseph Edward Murphy

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Jerry & Julie Murphy

August 11, 2018

Deepest sympathies to the Joe Murphy family! We sure appreciated Joe‘s dedication to his family and coming to Minnesota as often as he could. Joe is definitely a special person I know he’ll be missed by many, but we do realize his family in heaven are happy to be reunited.
Now everyone has another angel watching over us !!

Jerry Julie Murphy

Helen and Joe Guerra

August 2, 2018

Dear “Family,” Joe Murphy was “one of a kind.” He was a Gem. Always had a Smile on His Face. Always asking Joe and I, “ How are Your 3 Boys?” He will Always have a Special Place in Our Hearts. He is now Dancing in Heaven with His Doreen. May You find Peace and Comfort. Love Y’all 💗 Helen and Joe Guerra and Family.

Sandy Murphy

August 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Uncle Joe. You will be missed by all but wow, what a wonderful life!
Tim & Sandy Murphy

steven murphy

July 30, 2018

From little brother, Patrick Henry Eugene Murphy and his family,

Julie, Mike, Susan, Barbie, and Eddy.

Thoughts, prayers, and good memories of a very special fella and his family.
Uncle Joe was a "pretty special guy" to all that new him.
Hope that any or some comfort comes to y'all that's he's happy with Doreen and his brothers.
He and them brothers and sister of his, are all pretty special.