Monsignor Francis J. Murphy, age 78, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at his home in Cadillac, Michigan. He was born in Grand Rapids on Sept. 15, 1940 to Miles and Katherine Murphy. Monsignor Murphy attended St. Andrew’s School and St. Joseph Seminary in Grand Rapids, Mount St. Mary Seminary in Norwood, Ohio, and Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Allen J. Babcock at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew on June 4, 1966. He served in the Diocese of Gaylord for 48 years.

Funeral arrangements:

Sunday, September 15, 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
St. Ann Catholic Church
800 W. 13th St.
Cadillac, MI 49601

Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday, September 16, 10 a.m.
St. Ann Catholic Church
(see above for address)

Tuesday, September 17
Woodlawn Cemetery in Grand Rapids

Visit the Holdship Funeral Home website for additional information.  A complete obituary will appear in an upcoming edition of the Cadillac News.

May Monsignor Murphy now rest in eternal peace and enjoy the fullness of the glory of the Lord he served. Please remember him in your prayers.

Catholics mourn the loss of beloved priest (Cadillac News, Sept. 10, 2019)
News story on the Diocese of Gaylord website