Francis W. Murphy
March 23, 1928 - July 19, 2009
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St. Pius X Catholic Church
500 West Marquette Street
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St. Joseph Cemetery
Appleton, WI
Thursday 7/23, 1:00 pm
St. Pius X Catholic Church
500 West Marquette Street
Wednesday 7/22, 4:00 pm
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Appleton, WI 54911
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Francis W. “Hunce” Murphy, 81, of Appleton, made his journey home on July 19, 2009 with his loving family by his side. Born March 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Robert and Mary (Fox) Murphy. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. On October 20, 1956, he married the…

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Michelle Roesken left a message on July 22, 2009:
Received word yesterday of God choosing your loving husband, father, grandfather while here in Minnesota. Was so sad to hear. Thinking of you all. Thinking of Hunce brought back memories of three lovely ladies sending him on the laundry basket chase or adventure...which he tolerated for what seemed to me to be hours...what a great man, great sport... but as I told him at the time this is great material for a sitcom. Hunce was so kind with his lovely wife to welcome me into his home in Florida already filled with what I thought was way to many females! He always had a great smile and wave for me when he was out mowing in Appleton. I know your loss is huge and please know I am thinking of all of you. Peace. Love Michelle
Missy and Jim Grones left a message on July 22, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time. Although we haven't seen or heard from you in many years, we remember being a part of your neighborhood. Missy's father passed away on the same day as your father, so we too are dealing with loss at this time and understand how difficult it is. So we figure God received two wonderful men in Heaven on Sunday! Our hearts are with you.
Jody (Ponschock) Kohlbeck left a message on July 21, 2009:
My thoughts are with your family. His kindness and goodness shines on in his wonderful family.
The Wenzels left a message on July 21, 2009:
Our condolences to the entire Murphy family.
Dante & Lana left a message on July 21, 2009:
Sending our deepest sympathy from Orlando, FL. We really enjoyed getting to know "Grandpa Hunce" during his winters in FL and especially during Michelle's wedding festivities. Also, last fall a group of us got to cheer on the Packers with him at Chad & Michelle's home. Please know you are in our daily prayers during this difficult time. Love, Dante & Lana
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Kathleen Murphy Hanneken left a message on July 20, 2009:
Uncle "Hunce" was one of my favorite uncles! He always let me come up to Eagle River with his daughter Joyce, because he knew how much I loved their family and being up there! He always had a smile on his face and laughter in his heart. He was a great supporter of my Dad through thick and thin. He will be missed! Aunt Lois, Dawn, Joyce, Joe and John, I send our families love and support from Arizona. Love, Kathy
Jessica & Mike Mercado left a message on July 20, 2009:
Our prayers are with you & your family during this tough times!
RON & MARLENE VAN HEUKLON left a message on July 20, 2009:
Buck Sweeney left a message on July 20, 2009:
Sorry for your loss.
Jane Frieders left a message on July 20, 2009:
The way "Grandpa" lovingly accepted Claire and I into his home and family was very much appreciated.
Dick Gerlach left a message on July 20, 2009:
I knew Hunce as well as Orville and Junior when I worked for the CPA firm that did their work. The Murphy's were some of the best people to work for. Hard working but very strong ethics. I worked with Hunce one on one when he was overseeing Central Paving. He and Chuck Plummer were always firm in their running of the company but open to suggestions. I will say a prayer for Hunce today. Please express my sympathy to the family especially to Bob Jr. who I also enjoyed working with.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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