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Shirley A. (Donahue) Murphy, 87,

Shirley A. (Donahue) Murphy, 87, of Milford, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Blaire House Assisted Living in Milford MA. She is the wife of Harold V. Murphy Jr. for 65 years. She was born in Milford daughter of the late William and Helena (Victory) Donahue and was a lifelong Milford resident. She was a graduate of the Milford High School class of 1947. She retired in 1985 from the Milford Answering Service and also was an operator for the AT&T Corporation.    Her favorite passion was being a wife for 65 years, being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.      

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Harold V. Murphy III and his wife Ellen of Hopedale, Sean Murphy and his wife Catherine of Blackstone, Patrick Murphy and his wife Danielle of Wake Forest NC, Colleen and her husband Robert Malnati of Hopedale, Erin and her husband William Berardi of Grafton, Megan Murphy of Milford, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Ronald Benoit, sister-in-law Marilyn Dupre,  and many nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by her son Michael Murphy, great-granddaughter, Peyton Killian, her sisters, Grace Geake and husband John, Helen Brown and husband Bob, her brothers, William Donahue and wife Emilia, Raymond Donahue and wife Carol, sister-in-law Louisa Benoit and Rosemary Murphy, brother-in-law Alphonse Dupre.    

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 A.M. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Winter St.  The burial will be at the convenience of the family. A calling hour will be held prior to the funeral Mass from 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. at the Consigli-Ruggerio Funeral Home, 46 Water St., Milford.  

 In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice 800 West Cummings Park Suite 3100 Woburn MA 01801

Guest Book

Dear Shirley..I miss you so much!!! God's mercy and blessings on your beautiful soul!!!! My love to all the family, especially my wonderful son-in-law, Patrick and his wife, our daughter, Danielle and our granddaughters,Campbell Marie and Kennedy Anne... Love you xoxoxo
Dad and Mom / Papa and Nana Fornaciari

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are being sent to the Murphy family. May you find peace in the memories of this beautiful and loving lady.
Lynne & Jerry Palmer, Durham, NC

My condolences to the Murphy Family--Margaret Milan Halacy
Margaret Milan Halacy

My condolences to the Murphy Family--Margaret Milan Halacy
Margaret Milan Halacy

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.
Johnny Biello

Sorry for your loss my condolences to your family.

My aunt Shirley deserves the very best, so Jesus came and held his blessed Shirley in the palm of his hand and brought her back to her Eternal home. How happy she must be! Every sense fully awake, experiencing all. Hearing the Heavenly love of every soul that welcomed her home again. While she lived her human life , she taught us that laughter should be a constant companion as well as dedication tenacity and most importantly love. Her heart held so much love , that by giving half to her husband Harold , they could circle their children with it together, then let it ripple like water in a pond overr their grandchildren. And then continue to ripple over their great-grandchildren. That ripple of Love expands, never to end ! That is what my Aunt Shirley left for us here on Earth ; a never ending circle of living growing love ! Aunt Shirley, I will see you when I come back home. LOVE Barbara
Barbara E Nipe

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Shrini Mirji

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Murphy family today. Please accept our condolences and support during this difficult time.
The Kender family

Deepest condolences for the Murphy family during this trying time. Hope you all are able to enjoy the good memories during and after the service.
Dave Myers

Patrick and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always. Love, Paul and Cindy Odland
Paul and Cindy Odland

We are saddened to hear about the passing of such a wonderful person and loved family member. Our condolences to our dear friend, Megan, and her family.
Dawn and Aron Brooks

Megan and family ... Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss ... and may peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
Ross Moczo

Our sincerest sympathies to you Caleigh and to your family. It is never easy to say goodbye, but she will live on in your heart and memories.
Cathy & Tony Killian

Patrick - My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother.
Ethan Cohen

I am so sorry for your loss your Mom was loved so much by all of you Hold your Memories Close. Always Beverly (Earl) Jones
Beverly (Earl) Jones

Caleigh + family- So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers and with you and your entire family!
David + Susan Breen

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Patrick, and your entire family.
Teri Watkins

Patrick and Family: Please accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time. I hope that you find comfort in the great trajectory that your mother led and the blessing to have her among all of you for such as wonderful years. Our prayers are with your family.
Fanny Augustin

My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

With Deepest Sympathy, sorry for your loss..

I am so sorry for your loss Caleigh. Prayers to you and your family.
Debi Henderson

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole Murphy family........ may you find peace and comfort in all your wonderful memories!
Jackie Cardinal Chipman

My thoughts and prayers for You and the Whole family I will have a Mass said here for her .My deepest sympathies to you all.
Donna Farrell-Pelissier

My thoughts are with you and your family Megan. I am sure she is at peace.
Amy Nelson

May the love of those around you comfort you through this time. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Sending prayers-Heather Desilets

Goodbye Aunt Shirley. You were a wonderful person. You lived a life of love that is evidenced by the wonderful family you and Uncle Harold raised. You will be missed. Enjoy your reunion with Michael, Grace, and all the family who were there to great you. We love you.
Eric, Cheryl, and Angelina Watters

My thoughts and sympathies go out to Megan, Mike, RJ, and the entire family of Shirley. I had the pleasure of meeting her at a fundraiser once and she was one wonderful and hilarious woman. May she now be at peace with god and continue to watch over you all from above. Xoxoxo!
Kara Meade

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