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Most Rev. Michael J. Murphy

Deceased: 2007-04-03

Diocese: ERIE

Seminary Graduation Year: 1942


Born: July 1, 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio

Studies in Rome interrupted by World War II in 1940

Ordained a priest: February 28, 1942 for Diocese of Cleveland

Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland on June 11, 1976

Coadjutor Bishop of Erie on December 27, 1978

Seventh Bishop of Erie on July 16, 1982; retired July 15, 1990

Died: April 3, 2007; Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Cathedral on April 9, 2007

Burial: in family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cleveland