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Dr. John Daniel Murphy

December 3, 1930 March 24, 2012
Dr. John Daniel Murphy
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Peoria-Dr. John Daniel "Dan" Murphy, 81, of Peoria died in Peoria at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012. Dan was born Dec. 3, 1930, in Manhattan, IL, the son of Daniel Thomas and Evelyn Curran Murphy. He married Connie J. Stoneking on August 25, 1956 in Joliet, IL and she survives. Surviving are his six children; Daniel (Deborah) Murphy of Stilwell, KS, Teresa (John) Cassidy of Peoria, Sarah (Gary) Pearl of Peoria, Susan(Chris) Bruegge of Shawnee, KS, Patrick(Sylvia) Murphy of Lacon, and John Joseph (Lee Jennifer) Murphy of Valparaiso, Indiana.Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and one sister, Colleen (Howard) Reeves of Joliet. Dan was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas "Pete" Murphy Dan was a graduate of Joliet Catholic High School, Loras College, and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. After serving as a physician in the United States Air Force he practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Peoria for 40 years. Dan was also a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dan was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where a Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Rev. Donald Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Additional visitation will be one hour before the Mass at Church. Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to the New Peoria Notre Dame Athletic Complex. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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