The following is from Doherty Funeral Home.
Joseph A. Murphy, of Somerville, retired Captain Somerville Police Department, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Beloved husband of Rita E. (Robertson). Loving father of Mary Murphy, John Murphy, Catherine Clark, Joan Liddell and her husband John, all of Somerville, and Joseph M. Murphy and his wife Sharon of Westford. Dear grandfather of Richard, Shaun and Joseph Clark, Andrea Clark Connors and her husband Michael, Danielle and Timothy Liddell, Conner and Aidan Murphy.
Funeral procession from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway, Powder House Square, Somerville, Tuesday morning at 9 followed by a funeral mass in St. Ann Church, Somerville, at 10. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours Monday, 4-8 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. WWII Veteran US Navy.