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Daniel E. Murphy

June 10, 1944 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 75)

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Murphy, Daniel Edward, age 75 of Chicago, IL was born into eternal life on January 10, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.  Daniel was born June 10, 1944 in Chicago, IL.  He is survived by his children, Daniel (Kaila), Erin Bruce (Rob) and Matthew (Jessica) and his grandchildren Keaton, Luke, Fiona and Bobby. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Daniel was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Dorothy (nee Hogan) Murphy. Daniel had three siblings: Dorothy (Sis) Murphy and the late Joseph and John Murphy.

Upon completion of his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, Daniel served in the United States Army, as a US Army Ranger and member of the 82nd Airborne. Later, as an officer in the Army Signal Corps, he was stationed abroad in the Panama Canal Zone. He retired as a Captain. Daniel went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Service Administration from DePaul University and served in leadership roles in City and State government. In his Rogers Park community, he was a proud parishioner of St. Ignatius parish, and served as a precinct captain, a school board member, and a basketball coach. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the John E. Maloney Funeral Home at 1359 W. Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660. A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, January 16th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the St. Ignatius Food Pantry and the many St. Ignatian Services at is@saintignatius.org  or Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 or online at  https://www.misericordia.com/giving/donate-online/ .

Burial at Calvary Cemetery will be private.

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January 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Maloney Funeral Home
1359 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660

Funeral Mass
January 16, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Ignatius Catholic Church
6559 N Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626


6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago IL 60660
Tel: 1-773-973-6300
Web: https://www.misericordia.com/giving/donate-online/

Ignatian Services
6559 N. Glenwood avenue, Chicago IL 60626

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