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Pete R. Murphy

Peter R. (Pete) Murphy, 56, of Bergenfield passed away on February 24, 2018. Born in Teaneck, he was a decorated Police Officer, first working for the Bergen County Sheriff's Dept. then the Bergenfield Police Department retiring as a Sergeant. He was currently the Security Director for the Bergenfield Board of Education and an active member of Bergenfield PBA Local 309. Devoted husband of Denise M. Murphy (nee Barry). Beloved father of Patrick, Ryan and Colin Murphy. Cherished son of the late Paul L. and Catherine Murphy and son in law of Lillian and the late Carl Streeter. Dear brother of Cathy, John and his wife Monica, Robert and his wife Michele and the late Paul and Douglas Murphy and brother in law of Joseph and Adriana Barry. Loving uncle of Christina, Kelly, Adam, Michelle, Maison, Anthony Otto, Julieann, Hanna, Bobby, Capriana and Liam. Visiting Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 4-8 PM at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield. All will gather at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 AM AM for the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield at 12 noon. Crematon will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bergenfield PBA Local #309.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 PM
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

29 No. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

All will meet at the funeral home at 10:45 AM for the Funeral Mass at 12 noon

Cemetery Details


Cedar Lawn Crematory

McLean Blvd & Crooks Ave
Paterson, NJ 07513

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I knew and was good friends with Pete throughout the 1980s when we worked at Walley's. he had one ambition: to be a police officer. He fulfilled that dream and went on to be an exemplary one! Because life happens and we sometimes drift apart and don't keep in touch, it doesn't mean the friendship ends. I'll always remember Pete as my friend. Rest in peace. Rich Friedhoff

Rich Friedhoff Feb 28 2018 12:00 AM

As an EMT with Bergenfield Ambulance, I was on many calls with Pete. He was always very professional and helped me on many occasions. He was a good man. He will be missed. My prayers go out to his family. Pam McPhail

Pam McPhail Feb 26 2018 12:00 AM

One of the best cops I ever worked with. Great cop, great guy!! Will be truly missed!! RIP my brother Jim Elliott

Jim Elliott Feb 25 2018 12:00 AM

Many fond memories of Pete, he meant so much to our family. We are filled with sorrow at the news of his passing. Rest in peace . Spielman Family

Spielman Family Feb 25 2018 12:00 AM