Mrs. Joan D. (Agostini) Murphy

  • Born: August 15, 1934
  • Died: March 5, 2022
  • Location:

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Murphy, Joan D. (nee Agostini), 87, formerly of East Oak Lane and Margate, NJ passed away on March 5, 2022. Born in Philadelphia, Joan was the daughter of Lawrence V. Agostini and Catharine (Iochum) Agostini. She was a 1952 graduate of Little Flower Catholic High School. Joan was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward J. Murphy, Sr., and three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her dear children Edward J. Jr. (Suzanne), Patrick J. (Theresa), Joan Mary Silva (the late Edward), Joseph E. (Lisa), Bernadette Jablonoski (Dennis, Sr.), John J., Vincent J., William J. (Cathy), Mary, Catharine Zahal (Yosi), Veronica Gray (the late David, Sr.), and the late Lawrence and Anthony. Joan is also survived by 33 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, March 11, at 9:45 a.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church, 11 N. Kenyon Avenue, Margate NJ. A funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Saturday, March 12, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Divine Providence Village, 686 Old Marple Road, Springfield, PA 19064.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sad to hear of Mrs. Murphy passing. Condolences to the entire Murphy crew. We had my aunt Claire's funeral the same day. They Graduated Little Flower together. May they both rest in peace.

Posted by Lisa Mc Cole    March 15, 2022

Joan and I became friends at Little Flower High School and shared wonderful, happy times throughout these many years. I will miss her terribly but will never forget her or her Ed. Our life has been enriched by having Joan in it. God bless her and her wonderful family.

Posted by Elizabeth M Nutting    March 10, 2022

My MomĀ“s dear friend of over 70 years who became my friend in my adult years. God bless you Aunt Joan. You and Uncle Ed left an incredible legacy of family love. I know you are enjoying your heavenly reunion!

Posted by Ginny Simmons OHara - Friend   March 09, 2022

She was loved like a 2 mother to us will miss my weekly talks and getting filled in about her beloved children May she Rest In Peace Our sweet Angle Condolences to All

Posted by Claire and John Kelly - Phila, PA - Family Friend   March 08, 2022

May God continue to Bless the entire Murphy family. Love, prayers and condolences sent from Michigan. Roy & Aggie Marko

Posted by Roy Marko - BattleCreek, MI - Friend   March 08, 2022

Joan, I thought of you often and always with respect for you and Ed, Sr. raising 11 fine children. We share a grandson, that being Edward J. Murphy, III. I know the Good Lord has welcomed you into his loving arms. Rest in peace.

Posted by Celia L. Ewald - Wilmington, NC - Friend   March 07, 2022

My condolences to the family

Posted by DARLENE CLEMSON - Bensalem, PA - Family Friend   March 07, 2022

So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet person. May all your precious memories get you through this rough time

Posted by Jill Pellegrino Gavioli - JENKINTOWN, PA - Friend   March 07, 2022

To the Murphy Family:
Please accept my deepest condalances on the passing of your Mother,Joan.
I had the pleaseure of spending time with her after school at Cardinal Dougherty where we would chat and have coffee.
I am sure she is delighted to be reunited with your Father.
May God give you peace during this difficult time.

Posted by Donna McDermott-Wolf - Newtown, PA - Family Friend   March 07, 2022

So sorry about your MomShe was a wonderful woman

Posted by Jim and Maryalice Cleary - Bluebell, PA - Friend   March 07, 2022

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