KIRKPATRICK, Alexandra C. (Thompson) Age 67, beloved wife of Dr. Peter A. Kirkpatrick, died early Saturday morning, March 15, 2014 at her Salem residence following a long illness. She lived in Boxford for twenty years before moving to Salem in1996. Sandy was an avid and accomplished weaver, an adventurous traveler to all parts of the world, and skied throughout the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Alaska and South America, both in resorts and in the backcountry. She read widely, especially enjoying detective fiction. She is remembered by her friends, coworkers, fellow weavers and family as a wonderful mentor with an open heart. Sandy was predeceased by her son Bradley in 2002. She is survived by her husband Peter, her father Ivor Thompson and her son, Gregory Kirkpatrick and his wife Erin of Newton; her daughter-in-law Bara (Jichova) Kirkpatrick of New York City; her brother John Thompson of Providence, RI, his daughters Amy Thompson Slater and and Melissa Thompson Bastin; her sister Carol Lynn Thompson Courcier and her husband Bruce of Falmouth and their children Caitlyn, Sarah and Robert Courcier. Mrs. Kirkpatricks Funeral Services will be held at the Church of St. Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead, on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. Her visiting hours will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., (corner of North St.(Rt 114)) SALEM on Friday from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA 02114. For additional information and an on line guest book please call 978-744-0497 or visit

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Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 19, 2014