Peter Thomas Murphy

Peter Thomas Murphy, age 30, of La Grange Park. Loving son of Thomas Murphy and Mary Murphy, nee Kaspar; brother of Deanna Murphy and Joe Murphy; grandson of the late Henrietta and Robert Kaspar and the late John V. Murphy; nephew of Robert (Judy) Kaspar, William (Marianne) Kaspar, Bernadette (Raymond) Wojcik and the late Michael Kaspar; great nephew of the late Monica Orel; cousin of many; best buddy of Dan Szczesny. Pete loved music, especially the Beatles, motorcycle rides with his dad, The Brookfield Zoo, Navy Pier, especially the Ferris Wheel, Coca-Cola, French Fries and the White Sox. He always had a smile on his face and loved life with a passion. Memorial gathering Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 3 P.M. to time of Service 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Memorials appreciated to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or The Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Kathy Wyszynski condolence:

    Pete made every day at RB an adventure. I learned so much working with Pete and his pals. I will never forget that smile. So sorry for your lost.

  2. Terri & John Crowley condolence:

    We will always remember his beautiful smile that would light up a room, and how he so much enjoyed living! Our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
    Much Love,
    Terri and John

  3. LaTasha Mallory condolence:

    The staff at Oak-Leyden Developmental Services Day Program would like to offer our condolences and prayers to you and your family. We will forever miss his bright smiles especially when he was excited about something. May he rest in peace.

  4. Barb Clish condolence:

    Our thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family.

    Lt Barb & K9 Kirby
    Sgt Tom & K9 Charlie

  5. Maria and Kim Kobylarz condolence:

    We will never forget Pete he will forever live on in our memories. I will always remember him with a smile on his face. Kim thinks of him fondly. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. MARY JAHNKE condolence:

    So very sorry for your loss. Peter was a great guy and loved by many at R B.

  7. Steven E Lifka condolence:

    My condolences go out to the entire Murphy family. Peter was and excellent guy. He will be greatly missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Ray & Gail Shumowsky condolence:

    I’ve known Peter since he was a baby. Always had a smile on his face. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Elisabeth, Cesar, Richard and Anna Menendez condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Murphy family. Peter was a kind and gentle soul. He was always smiling. Anna remembers him fondly from her days at RB. We are so sorry for your loss.

  10. Kathleen Lojas condolence:

    Pete brought happiness and a smile to all his friends at RBHS. Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!

  11. Kathy Oprenchak (First Student) condolence:

    Dear Mary and family, I was saddened when I heard of your loss. I remember when you brought him to work to meet some of your co-workers. He was a very sweet young man. May God be with all of you always.

  12. Kirsten Pristo Grosskopf condolence:

    I did not have any of the Murphy children at Brook Park, but I remember each one of them and their amazing smiles and spirit! Sending prayers to the entire family during this difficult time! I am very sorry for your loss! Heaven has gained another angel!

  13. Donna Walker (previously Donna Picek) condolence:

    Although we moved from Ostrander in 1997, I remember young Peter’s smiling face and exuberant spirit. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I’m thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Peter.

  14. Katie (Hull) Suomi condolence:

    I went to school with Peter throughout our years at Brook Park, Gross, and RB. I will always remember his bright smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly difficult time.
    Katie Hull

  15. Brenda Markgraf condolence:

    May your family and friends be of much comfort
    to you and your family.

  16. Mickey and Jenny Walsh (Kaspar) and Family condolence:

    Mary, Tom, and Family of Peter, The Walsh Family of Louisiana extends our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. We can only pray that you find peace in your loss knowing that he has left such a positive impact on the lives of those he has touched. “Through remembrance the departed live on” TK.

  17. Kenny, Connie, mark condolence:

    We r so so sorry for ur loss praying for u & ur family

  18. Nadia Ward condolence:

    To the Murphy family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes, we still feel the loss of our loved ones. May you find comfort and hope in God’s promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, sickness, or pain, and we can see our lost loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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