At Murphy Funeral Home, we take great pride in what we do. Our purpose is to:
» Guide families through every aspect of arranging a funeral with compassion and kindness.
» Help families make well-planned preparations at the most difficult time in their lives.
» Provide a peaceful and soothing environment where people can gather to honor and celebrate the life of a loved one.
» Preserve longstanding traditions and customs.
» Offer personalized and affordable services and products.
We believe that the success of any business requires dedication and professionalism. In our business, in particular, it also requires a great deal of kindness, compassion and attention to detail. You will find these qualities in each and every member of our staff. Put your trust in us to make this experience as comfortable as possible.

Our caring and experienced staff is here to support you through this difficult time. The scope of our resources allows us to offer a complete range of personalized services that help families before, during and after the loss of a loved one.

You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one as we guide you through all aspects of arranging their funeral service.

Please feel free to call us (717) 637-6945 for immediate assistance. Or, call to set up an appointment to tour our facility and talk with our staff.

Our facility has been family owned and operated since 1953 when Harry F. Walter opened the original funeral home in our community and provided quality service for 16 years. Following the death of Mr. Walter, Leonard B. Hicks acquired the funeral home in 1969 and continued to provide caring and professional service to families for the next 26 years. In 1996 Joseph A. Murphy became the current owner of the funeral home after working with Mr. Hicks for 8 years. Joe and his staff treat your family as their own and carry on the tradition of providing dignified and caring funeral services.
Joseph MurphyJoseph A. Murphy, Supervisor, Funeral Director, Owner

Joe grew up in McSherrystown and is a graduate of Delone Catholic High School. He attended Penn State University and graduated from Catonsville Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Joe worked at Hicks Funeral Home under the guidance of Leonard B. (Burke) Hicks until his purchase of the Funeral Home in 1996. The name was changed to Murphy Funeral Home in 2006. Joe is a member of Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) and National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and is involved with many organizations throughout our community.
Lori MurphyLori A. Murphy, VP/ Secretary

Lori is a graduate of Delone Catholic High School and has been a professional dog groomer for the past twenty years. In addition to working with the funeral home, she & Joe enjoy their three children, Brenna, Sarah and Ryan. Joe and Lori work together in providing the quality funeral services that the families we serve have come to know.
Donald AumenDonald E. Aumen, Funeral Director

Don, lives in Hanover, is a graduate of Thompson College with a degree in Accounting. Don retired in 2004 after 32 years of service to the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. He attended Catonsville Community College and received a degree in Mortuary Science in 2007. Don is a member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association (PFDA) and National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA).

Active in the community, he has served on several committees in the St. Vincent Parish Church and School, and Delone Catholic High School. He is active and a board member of the Hanover Community Players, The Vincentairre Singers and the Sacred Heart Basilica Choir.
Thomas KlunkThomas K. Klunk Jr.

Tom, lives in Hanover, and has been employed at the funeral home since September 2005. He is a graduate of Hanover High School and has spent 3 years in active duty in the U.S. Army working in graves registration.
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