Edward Joseph Brophy, Jr., born February 4th 1934 to Edward Joseph Brophy Sr. and Edna E. Taylor Brophy of Washington D.C., passed away on June 30th 2022 at the age of 88. Mr. Brophy had four siblings: Mary Lou Perkins, the late Fred Brophy, Donna Ray Day and Donald Brophy. Mr. Brophy was better known as Joe to his many friends and family. He joined the United States Marine Corp in December of 1953 until his Honorable Discharge in December 1957. During his time in the Marine Corp, Joe was assigned to the Aircraft Carrier USS Wasp LHD-1, where he worked as an electrician on fighter jets and achieved the rank of Sergeant. In early 1958 Joe became a fire fighter in Washington D.C. During his 30 year career he was assigned to every station within the District working his way through the ranks until ultimately becoming Chief of the 5th Battalion. Joe retired in 1987 where he resided with his wife Anne in Dunkirk, Maryland.
Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anne and their four children: Sharon Huseman and her husband Harry B. Huseman, Mary “Dede” Hedrick and her husband Richard “Rick” Hedrick, Christopher Brophy Sr. and his wife Candice and Frank Brophy and his wife Kerry. Joe had nine grandchildren: Kira, JR, Jonathan, Jennifer, the late Lindsey, Daniel, Brianna, CJ and Sydney. Joe also had seven great grandchildren: Hayden, McKenna, Emma, Landon, Grayson, Tessa and Teddy.
The family will receive friends at Lee Funeral Home Calvert 8200 Jennifer Lane Owings, MD 20736 on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church 1601 W. Mount Harmony Road Owings, MD 20736 on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
The family is asking all attendees to please wear a face mask during visitation and funeral services.