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Pelham Funeral Home
Sunday November 19th, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm

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Joseph "Soapy" Murphy

Joseph "Soapy" Murphy of Park Ridge, NJ formerly of Tower, Co. Cork Ireland passed away suddenly on November 9th, 2017.  He was 39 years old. Joseph was born in Co Cork on July 19th 1978 to Joseph and Anne Murphy. He attended Scoil Mhuire in Montenotte, Cork before working local jobs. He eventually started working for Stryker. It was while working in Stryker that he met the love of his life Cecelia. They met at the Muskerry Arms in Blarney. He would soon follow Cecelia back to New Jersey where they would marry in January of 2016.
Joseph was an avid Arsenal fan. He had every Arsenal Jersey since 1985. He also loved playing darts. He played for the Muskerry Arms Hotel in Ireland and continued to play in Pearl River when he moved to NJ. He played darts for South Bound and The Saloon dart teams.
Joseph will be remembered as a loving, humble and funny person. He loved to tell jokes and would talk to a lamp post if he could. He loved socializing and spending time with his wife and many friends.
Joseph is survived by his wife Cecelia, His parents; Joseph and Anne, his brother Martin and his many Aunts, Uncles and cousins. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
 A celebration of Joseph's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue Pelham, NY on Sunday, November 19th, from 10:00am to 1pm. Joseph's remains will be repatriated home to Ireland on Monday November 20th. He will be buried at St. Senan's Cemetery in Tower Co. Cork. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joseph's name to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.

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Cecelia, We are so, so sorry of the passing of Joseph please accept our deepest condolences and sympathy. May god give you the strength and guide you with healing thoughts and memories of all your happy times with Joseph. May the Lord Jesus be your strength in your sorrow. Please extend our condolences to Joseph's Dad, Mom and Brother. Our prayers are with you and Joseph's family. May Our Lord Grant Joseph eternal peace. Sincerely Dave & Jenny Caneschi

David & Jenny Caneschi Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to learn about the passing of Joseph last week. My thoughts and prayers go out to Cecelia, Joseph's family, and their friends both in the US and in Ireland. Rest in peace, and watch over your beloved wife and family, as well as your favorite team, Arsenal.

Anthony Giaccone Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to joe Ann and familyxxx

Bridget Mcgrath Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

RIP soapy, thoughts with you're wife and family. From Marie Reidy, Mayfield and Tower x

Marie Reidy Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Into the Lord arms you wil rest in piece.

Kimberly Evans Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM


Martin Ryan Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Cecelia,So sorry to learn of the passing of your husband Joseph ,I never had the pleasure of meeting him ,but he seems to be a gregarious and likable Irishman! It is especially tragic that he died at 39! I wish you the strength to get through this difficult time and tragedy.My sincere condolences and sympathy over losing your husband and the love of your life!I will remember Joseph in my prayers and thoughts.May God bless Joseph and give you strength . R.I.P.Joseph! Sincerely ,Peter Cullen P.S. I would have liked to attend the memorial service ,but I have been having health issues this week!

Peter Cullen Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Joes passing.
I knew Joe mainly from three muskerry Arms in Blarney Cork. I'm an Entertainer there. R.I.P boy.

ANDY DUNNE Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM