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Alexander A. Murphy

September 23, 1928 — August 26, 2021

Poland

Alexander A. Murphy, 92

Poland, Ohio- Alexander A. Murphy, 92, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday, August 26, 2021.

Alec was born September 23, 1928 in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Francis and Margaret Murphy.

He came to the United States in 1959, and made his first home in Cleveland before settling in Poland. He retired from General Motors in 1996.

Alec married the love of his life, Anne, on May 25, 1968. Together they raised their three children in Poland.

He leaves to cherish his memory sons, David (Anne) Murphy, Stephen (Christine) Murphy; and a daughter, Laura (Michael) Smith; seven grandchildren, Ian, Maddie, Jacob, Avery, Kelsey, Molly, and Colin; and many nieces and nephews in Ireland.

Alec loved many forms of music and was a talented musician. He enjoyed playing the piano and was a member of the Caledonian Pipe Band in Cleveland for many years. He was also a member of Holy Family Parish.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his six older brothers affectionately known as Jimmy, Charlie, Ernie, Frankie, Jack, Georgie, and  a sister, Essie.

The Murphy family would like to extend their thanks to All Caring Hospice for their support and a special thank you to Shannon Ortz for her dedication in helping care for Alec over the last year.

Family and friends may call on Monday, August 30, 2021, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 270 N. Main Street in Poland.  There will be a prayer service on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, 2729 Center Road in Poland with Fr. Martin Celuch officiating.  Interment will take place at Poland Riverside Cemetery.

Condolences for Alec's family can be sent to www.beckerorbits.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, August 30, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home Poland

270 North Main Street, Poland, OH 44514

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Prayer Service

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Starts at 9:15 am (Eastern time)

Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home Poland

270 North Main Street, Poland, OH 44514

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Church

OH

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