Mary E. (Sullivan)  Murphy
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Gloucester, MA - Mary E. (Sullivan) Murphy, of Needham and Gloucester, died January 28, 2020.
Beloved wife of the late Edward B. Murphy. Loving mother of Jane Kelleher and her husband Dan of Gloucester, Edward B. Murphy Jr. and his wife, Jan of Palo Alto, Calif., David Murphy and his wife, Amy of Gloucester, Beth Murphy of Needham, Chris Murphy and his wife, Michelle of Gloucester, Phil Murphy and his wife Mary Ellen of Hamilton, Maryellen Murphy and her husband Dan D'Angelo of Needham, and Timothy Murphy M.D. and his wife Maryann Murphy M.D. of Needham. Loving grandmother to 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mary was a retired Professor of Chemistry at Mt. Ida College. She was a graduate of Emmanuel College and received her master's in chemistry from Wellesley College. She was an active parishioner of St. Bartholomew's Church, Needham and a former member of the Toastmistress Club of Needham.
A Funeral Mass was held for Mary on Friday, Jan. 31, at St. Bartholomew Church, Needham. Interment in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Mary's memory to the Murphy Sisters Foundation, 2 Trenel Way, Gloucester, MA 01930. Online guestbook at Funeral arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Needham.
Published on February 7, 2020


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June Roberts and Rich Semple
Feb 08, 2020
So sad to hear of your loss today. Our condolences and prayers for your mother. Take care.