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Joan Murphy, Cook County commissioner, longtime politician dies at 79


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SSMMA sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Commissioner Joan Murphy.

Inspired by the public service of her childhood hero John F. Kennedy, Cook County Commissioner Joan Murphy traded life as a United Airlines stewardess for a career in local politics rising from Crestwood village clerk to the Cook County board, a hint of her South Boston accent intact.

Murphy, a political dynamo who had been noticeably absent from county board meetings for unspecified health reasons, died Sunday at her Crestwood home from complications of breast cancer, according to her daughter Tricia Murphy. She was 79…Please click here to read Steve Schmadeke’s story in the Tribune. A related story is here in the Sun Times. Please click here to read the obituary or leave condolences.

Visitation Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Lawn Funeral Home Ltd 17909 S 94Th Ave Tinley Park, IL 60487

Funeral Friday, Sep. 23, 2016 10:00 a.m. Lawn Funeral Home Ltd 17909 S 94Th Ave Tinley Park, IL 60487

Funeral Mass Friday, Sep. 23, 2016 11:00 AM Incarnation Church 5757 W. 127th St. Palos Heights, IL

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