William (Bill) Joseph Murphy, 91, a Korean War Veteran and Retired NYPD Homicide Detective, peacefully passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, in Morristown Memorial Hospital after a brief bout with lung cancer. A native of Staten Island, he raised his family in Eltingville, later settling with his wife of 33 years, Lee Rose Murphy in Whippany, NJ.
Mr. Murphy honorably served his country during the Korean conflict in the United States Navy from 1950-1953. After his discharge from the Navy, Bill continued his journey as a seafarer becoming the Captain of a ferryboat sailing between Staten Island and NJ. In 1954 William joined the NYPD where he spent the rest of his career retiring in 1972.
Mr. Murphy was a devout Catholic, loved politics; metal detecting, Notre Dame football, chess, and nature.
Surviving him are his brother John, Daughters Kathleen, Deborah and Barbara, sons Dr. David Murphy, Michael, and Doug. In addition to nieces and nephews, Bill was also blessed with 8 Grand Children, 9 Great Grand Children.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Bradley Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd. Whippany, NJ, with a Prayer Service at 4:30 pm.
A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11 am at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ. To send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com