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Cornelius James Murphy

Born: Thu., Sep. 24, 1925
Died: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019


9:00 AM to 10:30 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home (Lakeville)

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Location: St. John Neumann Church

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Cornelius (Connie) J. Murphy of Lakeville died peacefully on January 6, 2019 following a period of declining health. Born in Fall River on September 24, 1925, Cornelius was the son of Cornelius and Rose (King) Murphy. He is survived by his wife Doris (Poirier) Murphy. Formerly of Taunton, Connie and Doris resided in Lakeville for the past thirty-eight years.

Enlisting in the Navy in the summer of 1943, Cornelius served on the Battleship USS Nevada, in both the European and Pacific theatres. In 2014, he received the French Legion of Honor award in recognition of his service at D-Day in Normandy, France. His Pacific service included the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa shortly before the end of World War II in 1945. He was honorably discharged in July of 1946 at the age of 20. He was a member of the American Legion Post 121 in Berkley, MA.

After serving our Country, Connie attended and graduated from Providence College, Class of 1951. In 1952, he established the C.J. Murphy Insurance Agency in Taunton, which he owned and operated for forty-four years. During this time, he was lead insurance agent and safety director for the City of Taunton. He was still active with his business for several years after its sale.

As well as his wife, he is survived by his loving daughter, Kathleen Murphy of Plymouth, step-children Colleen (Murphy) Vandeventer and her husband William of North Attleboro, Timothy Murphy and his wife Darlene of Taunton and Daniel Murphy and his wife Linda of Soldotna, Alaska; also his sister Elaine Coleman and brother Michael Murphy, both of Attleboro and his grandchildren Eric Vandeventer of West Dundee, Illinois and Alix Vandeventer of Seattle, Washington, Krystal Nelson of Anchorage, Alaska and Jesse Correia of Taunton; and great grandchildren Carter Nelson of Anchorage, Alaska and Savian Correia of Taunton.

Visitation will take place on Friday January 11, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:30 AM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., Lakeville, MA followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. John Neumann Church in East Freetown.

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Mary St. Germain
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
Dear Katie,

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Love you my friend.

Ann Bernacchio
   Posted Tue January 08, 2019
My deepest sympathy to you, Katie and your family. Prayers to give you strength at this difficult time.

Wendy and David DaSilva
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss of your Dad, Katie! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Love you!

Nancy Rodrigue Figueiredo
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Doris and Katie

Reading the news of Connie’s passing I felt compelled to offer my sympathy. Remembering the stories my folks Emily an Roland shared about all the fun times you had at the Elks so many years ago. Wishing you peace in remembering the good times.
Nancy Figueiredo

Cindy Trahan
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Katie,

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I remember meeting your parents, which must have been 50 years ago, and recall them as very lovely, and welcoming people. Wishing you peace and offering prayers to help you through this difficult journey.

Linda Connelly
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Katie,

We are sorry for your loss. I will always keep fond memories of the "neighborhood parents". Our thoughts are with you.


Linda & Tom

Richard & Denise Vieira
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
I am saddened by the loss of Connie Murphy. He was a great guy.

Richard Hellwege
   Posted Sun January 13, 2019
Katie, So sorry for the passing of your Dad. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏