Joseph W. Murphy

September 29, 2019

Joseph W. Murphy of Doylestown passed away on Sunday, September 29 at Neshaminy Manor Nursing Home. He was 88 years old and the loving husband of Pauline C. Murphy, to whom he was married for 58 years.

Born in Heckschersville, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Patrick Francis and Veronica Burns Murphy.

After serving honorably in the United State Navy and United States Coast Guard, Joe graduated from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing and the Reading Hospital School of Anesthesia. He worked at Doylestown Hospital as a Nurse Anesthetist from 1962 until his retirement in 1993.

In his free time, Joe enjoyed taking long bicycle rides and walks around town, spending summers at the Jersey shore with his family, and watching his grandchildren play sports.

In addition to his wife, Joe is survived by his daughter: Christine (Murphy) Wilson, her husband, Joseph Wilson; his son, Timothy Murphy, his wife, Deborah (Ament) Murphy and his grandchildren: Alexander Wilson ( fiancée, Melissa Greulich); Austin Wilson; Payton Murphy and Charles Murphy.

His funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 235 E. State Street, Doylestown. The family will receive guests from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Internment will follow Mass in Doylestown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe’s name to your local parish or to the National Alzheimer’s Association (


7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 3
Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home
2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown


11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
235 E. State Street, Doylestown


Doylestown Cemetery