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9b) Wife: Marybeth Murphy, b. Dec. 23, 1963, married Oct. 5, 1991.
  Notes:
. . . Siblings - Gerald Francis Murphy "Jerry",   m. Bridget,   two children - Regan, Grace.
. . . Siblings - Tom Murphy,   m. Elaine Peirce,   four children - Conor, Michael, Camryn, Paige.

. . . Parent Father - Gerald Francis Murphy "Herc", b. June 10, 1927, d. Nov. 13, 1997, m. Sep 15, 1956   Photo   Find-a-grave   Death Certificate 1997   Wedding Announcement Sept 15 1956
. . . . . Born in East Orange NJ.   Buried in East Hanover N.J., Gates of Heaven, Sec 30, Block J, Grave 3
. . . . . Siblings in birth order; two bothers, Robert J. Murphy b. 1915 d.1961 in Litchfield, Connecticut, Find-a-grave,   Thomas 'Tom' Murphy b. 1916 d. 1978, Find-a-grave,   and one sister, Betty Murphy Smith.   Herc was the youngest.
. . . . . . . Robert Murphy lived in Connecticut, insurance industry, had 4 children, aproximates, Lynne b. 1951, Robert b.1953, Gerald b. 1955 and Patty b. 1957.
. . . . . . . Betty Murphy Smith m. Andrew Smith, 4 children, Jerry, Carol Schaffer, Susan, and Skipper. Betty Smith d. ~1978 Florida, predeceased Andrew.
. . . . . . . Photo 1968

. . . Parent Mother - Elizabeth Maureen Dempsey "Betty", b. Dec. 31, 1931, m. Sep 15, 1956  
. . . . . Born in Orange NJ,   Two sisters: Margaret Mary "Peggy" Dean b. April 5, 1928   and   Patricia "Patsy" Meehan b. Dec. 29, 1935.

. . . GrandParents - Gerald Francis Murphy, b. 1889 d. 1934   Find-a-grave   &   Hannah O'Hara, b. 1988 d. Nov 3 1963   Find-a-grave
. . . . . Both born in Dunmore, PA. (near Scranton),   Moved to East Orange NJ in the 20's.   Both buried in Saint Mary's Cemetery, East Orange, NJ. Plot D 216 & D 218
. . . . . Hannah's maiden name was actually O'Horo, and switched to O'Hara when they moved to New Jersey from Pennsylvania.
. . . . . Saint Mary's Cemetery Find-a-cemetary now part of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Find-a-cemetary that large cemetery off NJ parkway Exit 144.
. . . . . . Plot D 216 & D 218 details & MSC records July 2020 telephone conversation with Kathy HSC and per her SMC researcher:
. . . . . .   Headstone only lists O'Hara and McLaughlin.   Multiple families shared the plot(s) and single headstone.
. . . . . .   Gerald Francis Murphy d Feb 26 1934, buried Mar 1 1934.   Address listed 402 North Grove Street, East Orange.
. . . . . .   Hannah O'Hara Murphy, buried Nov 7 1963 aged 75.
. . . . . .   Robert Emmett Murphy d. Nov 22 1958 age 45.   b ~1913, could this Robert Emmett be same as son Robert J. from Connecticut.
. . . . . .   Edward H. O'Hara, buried May 13 1934.   Perhaps this is Hannah's father or brother.
. . . . . .   James (b 16 Dec 1917 d 1 Sep 1979) and Helen McLaughlin (b 24 Jan 1924 d Jul 1977). Unverified dates.
. . . . . .   Emil Boer, 1938.   Not sure how these folks related to Murphy.

. . . GrandParents - Patrick Dempsey, b. Aug. 10, 1893, d. Mar. 1, 1954   Find-a-grave   & Margaret Hackett Dempsey, b. Feb. 13, 1900, d. June 9, 1986   Find-a-grave
. . . . . Both born in County of Tipperary, Clomel, Ireland.   Buried in East Hanover N.J., Gates of Heaven.
. . . . . Married in Ireland, came to America about 1925.   All siblings remained in Ireland.
. . . . . Patrick worked at Westinghouse in Bellville entire life in America.
. . . . . Patrick was one of about 10 kids, may have been the youngest.
. . . . . Margaret had 1 sister Alice, 3 brothers Tom, Dick, & Sean "Jack".

 Click for Bigger  <--- Click on Photo for a bigger view.   Year ~1951


Betty Murphy, Elizabeth Maureen Dempsey, ~ 1951 age 20.

Herc Murphy, Gerald Francis Murphy, ~ 1951 age 24.
 Click for Bigger  <--- Click on Photo for a bigger view.   Year ~1944, Patrick, Margaret, Peggy, Patsy, Betty, Keansburg, N.J.

Patrick Dempsey's Obituary, March 2, 1954, Newark Evening News
Patrick Dempsey of 215 Brighton Avenue, East Orange died yesterday at his home following a heart attack. He was 60. Born in Ireland, he came to the United States and to the Oranges 27 years ago. Mr. Dempsey was employed as a base operator at Westinghouse Electric Corp. Bloomfield, He was a member of the Holy Name Society of Holy Name Church, East Orange.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Margaret Hackett Dempsey; three daughters, Mrs. James Dean of East Orange and the Misses Elizabeth and Patricia Dempsey of the home address; a brother, Michael Dempsey in Ireland; five sisters, Mrs. Samuel Mullins of Essex Fells, Mrs. Arthur Boyd of San Francisco, Mrs. Ellie Murphy of New York, Mrs. Josephine Helping of Orange and Mrs. Thomas Hackett in Ireland, and a grand-child.

The funeral will be Thursday at 8:15 A.M. from the Frank J. Codey & Sons funeral home, 69 High Street, Orange. A solemn high requiem mass will be offered at 9 in Holy Name Church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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Year 1918    (photo taken in Ireland)

Left to right: Patrick Dempsey (seated, age 24), Jack Halpin, Josie Halpin (Patrick's sister) and Lizzie Dempsey (also Patrick's sister).
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Year ??    (photo taken in Ireland)    (John's guess ~1920)

Margaret Hackett's Family:    (Interestingly, Margaret is not in this Photo)

Back row: Margaret's three brother's Tom, Dick and Jack (don't know which is which). I think her brothers were grave diggers.
Front row: Margaret's sister Alice,   And Margaret's Father and Mother!   Names unknown.

      Margaret's Father and Mother are:
           Betty's Grandparents.
           Marybeth's Great Grandparents.
           Holly's and Sean's Great Great Grandparents!


   Compiled November 2001... Thanks to Betty Murphy.    Meg Dean July 2002.

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