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January 1, 1970 - October 25, 2011
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Barbara Ann Murphy, 82 of Quincy, MA and Naples, FL and formerly of Hopkinton and Avon, MA passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011 in Florida. Born in Quincy, she was the daughter of the late William John Hennessey and Annie M. (Corcoran) Hennessey and the former wife of James M. Murphy.
She was the mother of Attorney Patrick F. Murphy of Avon, MA., Thomas E. Murphy of Naples, FL, John F. Murphy of Orlando, FL, and Mary C. (Dee Dee) Murphy of Naples, FL. She is predeceased by 2 children, the late Anne Marie Murphy of Portland, Maine, and the late Daniel John Murphy of Chatham. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Barbara was the quintessential artist and beach bum and was known for her knowledge of antiques. She spent her career in the insurance industry as a claims examiner and advocate for injured workers. A lifetime member of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee, she was active in numerous other community-based activities including service with the Ladies Sodality of St. Michael Church in Avon. She was an active supporter of the children of migrant farm workers in Immokalee Florida at the Highlands Elementary School.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 from 6-8 PM at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church in Quincy, with burial following in the Parish Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Highlands Elementary School, Third Grade Account, Attn: Mr. Kinsly, 1101 Lake Trafford Rd., Immokalee, FL 44142.