Murphy, Mary

April 16th, 2009

murphy_maryMary F. (McCabe) Murphy, age 75, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly, Thursday, April 16, 2009, at the Winchester Hospital.

Born in Charlestown on December 6, 1933, Mary was the daughter of the late Cornelius & Margaret (O’Brien) McCabe. Mary was raised in Charlestown and was a graduate of St. Clement’s High School in Somerville. She spent her summers with her family at their cottage at Silver Lake in Wilmington.

Mary married William F. Murphy on August 4, 1951 and they celebrated over 57 years of marriage. Mary & William moved to Wilmington in 1952, where they raised their six children. In earlier years Mary was very active at St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington , where she belonged to the Ladies Sodality.

In her spare time Mary loved to read, and do ceramics. She also enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, taking trips to Foxwoods, Siesta Key, Florida, the coast and beaches of Maine and New Hampshire and to her daughter’s cottage in Lake Suncook, NH. She was an avid New England Sports Fan who enjoyed following the Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics. But most of all Mary was very devoted to her family, she loved spoiling her grandchildren and having a house full of family every day of the week. They will miss her dearly.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband William “Bill” Murphy. She was the devoted mother of Cheryl Sbano & her husband Peter, Lynn Jordan & her husband James, Connie Townsend & her husband Carl all of Wilmington, Mary Simmer & her husband Patrick of Blaine, Minnesota, William Murphy & his wife Donna of North Andover, and Anjean Murphy of Salem, NH. Loving grandmother of Jennifer Christie & her husband Anthony, Lynette Coughlin & her husband John, Renee Levesque & her husband Michael, James III, Kaitlyn, & Eileen Jordan, Samantha, Bobi, & Tasmin Simmer, William III, Maureen, Kevin, & Michael Murphy, Ryan, Joshua, Rory, & Connor Townsend, and Dylan Woodland, great grandchildren Darren, Zachary, Michael, Thomas, Tommy, & Wyatt, dear sister of Margaret “Penny” Blonigen & her husband Silverius of Wilmington, and the late Neil, John, & Paul McCabe, sister-in-law of Patricia McCabe of Hampton, NH. Mary is also survived by many nieces & nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Monday, April 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday, April 19th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Mary’s name may be made to Local Heroes Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.


8 Entries in Guest Book for “Murphy, Mary”

  1. Ralph Moore says:

    Lynn and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time if sadness. NEMF

  2. Janet Perry says:

    Bill, So sorry to hear about Mary. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Betsy Forte says:

    My deepest sympathy to all the family. I grieve together with you.

  4. Jane Spellenberg says:

    Bill, Sorry to hear of your loss…Mary will be deeply missed, but always in hour hearts.

  5. Florence(Gigliotti) Beeson says:

    Lynn, Cheryl and all the family, I’m am so saddened to here of the passing of your Mom I remember her smile even when she tried to be mad at us. Remember her smile and know she is still smiling from a better place Love Florence

  6. Tom and Pat Engesser (Boyledriver's) says:

    Bill and family, we are so saddened by your loss. But, as Tom says, it isn’t the end, just the renewal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. My heart feels your sorrow.

  7. Gail (Wagstaff)Amato says:

    Anjean and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  8. Debbie (Kendall) DelleDonne says:

    Lynn and Family, Just learned of your mom’s passing. Please know that I am so sorry and that you have my sympathy and prayers.

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