Br James Murphy R.I.P.
1925 - 2016
As the result of a fall at Newbridge, Ireland, Brother James hit his head and was taken to Naas Hospital. Here he died at 4am on the 19th December.
James made his First Profession in 1945 and after gaining his initial university qualifications and some teaching experience in Galway, Tullow, and Carrickmacross, he was sent to California in 1950 where he stayed until 1992 when, after being elected Assistant General, he remained in Ireland. In California he taught in St Monica’s, St Bernard’s, Mater Dei, and Pater Noster. He was Provincial of the Californian Province from 1985 till his election to the CLT in 1992.
James was on the Congregation Leadership Team from 1992 to 2004, and also acted as General Secretary, Bursar, and Procurator up until 2010.
James was a man of great energy and had a great love of life and learning. Even when he was 91 he was still seen as the go-to man when it came to computers.
His funeral was held on the 21st December at noon at the Church of the Resurrection, Mallow. The burial took place at St Gobnaits Cemetery, Mallow.