Murphy was a trustee emeritus and served on the St. Thomas Board of Trustees for 20 years.
He was the father of Dr. Robert Kennedy, Catholic Studies Department.
Sisters Adeline Zaidel and Rita Kozak were the grandmother and great-aunt of Dawn Strojny, wife of Dan Strojny, Information Resources and Technology.
He was the father of Richard Stegall, an employee at the Minneapolis campus Bookstore.
He was the was the father of Catherine Crowell, College of Arts and Sciences, and Greg Kromschroeder, Physical Plant..
She was the mother of Barbara Voorhees Blaha, Opus College of Business.
She was the daughter of building services worker Cassandra Marshall.
He was the grandfather of Karen Cerney Harthorn, associate vice president of procurement; Colleen Hannon Moore ’94; Tim Hannon ’96; Sheila Hannon McGill, women’s soccer coach; Laura Cerney Welter ’97; Molly Hannon ’00; and Arianna Vazquez, a UST sophomore.
She was the mother of Dr. Mary Margaret Hoden, senior adjunct professor in the Theology Department.
After fleeing civil war in his homeland of Somalia, he sought refuge in Minnesota and earned an M.B.A. from St. Thomas in 2000. He was the founder and executive director of the African Development Center, and the first Somali-American in Minnesota to be elected to public office.