Harmon Funeral Home

571 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY


Cornelius "Neil" J. Murphy

May 18, 1944November 11, 2019

Cornelius (Neil) J. Murphy passed away on Monday November 11, 2019 at his home of 49 years in the West Brighton area of Staten Island. Neil was born May 18, 1944 to Cornelius and Loretta (Fritz) Murphy in Stapleton, where he grew up. From 1970 to 1981 he served as a dignified member of NYPD. After retirement he owned and operated local Stapleton bar ‘McNeils’ from 1989 to 1992 and then ‘Bottomleys’ from 1992 to 2002. His businesses left such a legacy, most customers became friends and remained so to this day. A man as humble and fun loving as him will always be remembered by those of us who knew and loved him. Although we will miss him, his smile and just hanging out with him, we take consolation in the good feelings of our memories. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda (Jensen) Murphy. Along with their 4 children and two son-in-laws, Stephen, Colleen and her husband Mike, Neil, Katie and her husband Jay. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, ranging in age from 1 to 28, 3 great grandchildren, lots of nieces and 2 nephews by his two surviving brothers Jack and Joe Murphy

Visiting Wednesday 7 to 9pm & Thursday 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 pm at the Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Avenue SI, NY. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10 am Blessed Sacrament RC Church, Entombment Moravian Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations to Vietnam Vets PO Box 41062 Staten Island NY 10304 would be greatly appreciated by his family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, November 15, 2019


Cornelius "Neil" J. Murphy

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Linda Bricks

November 18, 2019

My condolences go out to Neil and the entire Murphy family. He was a great guy and will be surely missed.

Michael Pisarik

November 14, 2019

My heart goes out to Linda,Neil Jr,and family...Your warm smile,quick wit,and easy going nature will be missed by all of us..You had a deep impact on us all...Your kindness and good nature will shine on brightly in our hearts forever...rest in peace my friend.Memory eternal!

Henry 'Hank' Cartmell

November 13, 2019

I remember Neil from the 9th Precinct and the good and tough times. It was a pleasure to know him. I am unable to attend the memorial service because I am away. My sincere condolences to the family. He will be missed.

Raymond Keohane

November 13, 2019

Linda, my condolences to you and the family. Neil and I experienced a good part of our early years together. Lots of cherished memories. I will miss him. I am sorry I cannot be there in person. My warmest thoughts to you all at this time of transition.
Ray Keohane

Michele Perosi-Froehlich

November 13, 2019

My condolences to the family. Neil was an institution, a legend and a great man. May his family find peace during this time of loss.

Gary Prager

November 12, 2019

Confident never a bad a syllable said. Old school, one who will be missed.
Glad to have been a friend.
Thanks Neil.

Lori Ann Vierno

November 12, 2019

My uncle and godfather always brought sunshine and laughter everywhere he went. (we knew the sun would be shining especially when he hosted) When I was very young he taught me how to cheat at card games! I will always remember his smile and the joy he brought with him wherever he was. He will forever hold a special place in my heart. Love you always Uncle Neilie 💕

Ronnie Meehan

November 12, 2019

So sad to hear this news. Neil was a nice guy I worked at McNeils he was a good boss.lots of good memories I remember neil always joking around he was a lot of fun. My condolences to the family and friends . RIP

Robert Keohane

November 12, 2019

So Sorry for your lose, he was really a great guy.

Rosemary Messina Phillips

November 12, 2019

Had many great memories of hanging out with The Murph and the Pine Place and Coursen Place Gang during my high school years. I always thought that he was a fun loving good guy.