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MURPHY, Ryan Richard Of Pembroke, passed away on June 4, 2013 from a battle with leukemia. Beloved son of Arthur and Kathleen (Kiley) Murphy of Pembroke. Loving brother of Patrick Murphy of Pembroke. Beloved grandson of the late Norma and Richard Kiley and Arthur and Dorothy Murphy all of Weymouth. Nephew of Rosemary and Frank Iacovino of Pembroke, Susan and Mark Coulter of Weymouth, Kevin and Susan Kiley of Marshfield and Robert and Christine Murphy of Hanover. Favorite cousin of Kyle, Justin, Jeremy, Juliette, Sara, Erik, Colleen, Joe, Tim, Will, Jake, Connor and Rachel. Also cherished by his "brothers and sisters" of Robinson Creek Road. Ryan (Ry-Ry) led a fulfilling life, attending the Pilgrim Area Collaborative School in Duxbury, the Cardinal Cushing School with the Life Opportunities Unlimited Program in Hanover and the ARC of Greater Plymouth. He loved all sports, including track and field, bowling events with the Special Olympics, swimming and playing basketball. Ryan was an avid kayaker. He also loved his best pals from his social group. Ryan volunteered at South Shore Hospital for several years. Ryan had a love for music, dancing, and especially loved his Friday night dances with friends. Ryan also loved his gang from Robinson Creek Road. Ryan fought bravely his leukemia diagnosis and was treated by the amazing team of doctors and nurses from Children's Hospital for several months. His friends at the Jimmy Fund clinic helped Ry to deal with his extremely difficult journey. RyRy's contagious smile and love of life will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday 3-7 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home EAST WEYMOUTH at 3 Charles Street (corner of Charles & Middle Street). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home at 9:30 AM Saturday prior to the Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM. Burial in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham. Donations may be made in memory of Ryan to either the Jimmy Fund, 1309 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446, or the ARC of Greater Plymouth, 10 Cordage Park, Plymouth, MA 02360. See www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences or call 781-335-0045.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 6, 2013
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