Rose Mary (Lindquist) Murphy

April 19th, 2014

Rose Mary (Lindquist) Murphy, age 72, of Wilmington, died peacefully on April 18, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Rose Mary was born on March 15, 1942, in Malden, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Gunnar “Wally” and Mary (Adamo) Lindquist.  Rose Mary was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden High School.

Rose Mary married her “best friend” James J. Murphy in June of 1967, sharing nearly 47 years of marriage and raising a wonderful family.  Rose Mary and James lived in Revere for many years before moving to Wilmington in October of 1994.  Rose Mary loved her home and was dedicated to raising her family; they always came first in her life.  As a mother, Rose Mary was second to none; she was always there to support her children throughout school and at their sporting events, she was their biggest fan.

When Rose Mary became “Nana” to Christopher and Maria, her life became more enriched, she loved to spend time with her grandchildren and spoil them; they were the light of her life.

Prior to retiring, Rose Mary worked at TD Bank North Bank for many years, her kindness to her co-workers and customers earned her many friendships throughout the years.

In her spare time, Rose Mary enjoyed shopping, going out to coffee or lunch with her girlfriends, and reading a good book.  She cherished the time spent with family and good friends, holiday celebrations, and many vacations over the years.

Rose Mary will be remembered for her caring nature, her unconditional love, her strength during adversity and illness, and for her big heart.  She was truly an amazing lady who will be dearly missed.

Rose Mary was the beloved wife James J. Murphy, devoted mother of Patricia Palladino and her husband Anthony of Litchfield, NH, Laura Murphy of Wilmington, and Paul Murphy and his wife Shari Ann of Rochdale, MA, loving “Nana” of Christopher and Maria Palladino, cherished daughter of the late Gunnar “Wally” and Mary (Adamo) Lindquist, dear sister of Shirley Svenson of Malden, Paul Lindquist of Salem, and Francis Lindquist and his wife Diane of Ipswich, sister-in-law of Harold and Louise Murphy of Revere.  Rose Mary was also very special to Anthony Palladino of Everett and is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 22nd at 1:00 p.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers donations in Rose Mary’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA  01701.


3 Entries in Guest Book for “Rose Mary (Lindquist) Murphy”

  1. Sharyn & Ronald Morin says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We only met her a few times and she was always so pleasant and kind. She was a strong woman and she will be missed terribly. Love, Sharyn and Ron

  2. Maria Trouville says:

    My beloved Godmother, Rose Mary, words can’t even express what a wonderful, kind, loving woman you were! I have so many Great memories of you, that I will hold forever in my heart!! I was so blessed to have a Godmother like you, and so honored I got to call you Godmother <3 I will miss you so very much, but truly believe you are at peace and in the Kingdom of our Lord, no more pain or suffering, eternal life! I also believe that many of us still here in this life, will have a very, very special guardian angel looking after us, and I couldn't ask for a better angel to help me on my journey!!! I love you and will miss you, and someday meet up with you again :) may your loving memory be with all who love you forever!! Your proud goddaughter, Maria xoxo

  3. D. Von says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these most difficult times. Revelation 21: 3, 4 says “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Very soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they are resurrected as stated at John 5: 28, 29. And at this time Isaiah 33: 24 says: “And no resident will say: “I am Sick.” What a wonderful time that will be. May these words give you comfort and a new hope.

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