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MURPHY, Judith H. (Haley) 78, of Charlestown, Massachusetts and Bonita Springs, Florida, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012. Judith was the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret Haley. She graduated from Wellesley High School in 1952, received a B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1956, and a Masters in Education from Harvard University in 1973. Judith married Jerry D. Murphy in 1956. Judith taught U.S. History at Westford Academy in Westford, Massachusetts until she retired in 1992. Judith and her husband Jerry operated an antiques business, known as Copley South Antiques, from 1984 until 2001. During that time they enjoyed traveling in England for their business, and made many friends. Judith is survived by her loving and devoted husband, and by her three children, Deirdre Murphy of Sherborn, Massachusetts, Kevin Murphy and his wife, Mary Anne Caton, of Montclair, New Jersey, and Bruce Murphy and his wife Alessandra De Rosa, of Rome, Italy. She is also survived by four grandchildren, William and Matthew Dawson, Lilla Caton and Llywelyn Murphy. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Saint Paul Catholic Church, 502 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. A reception will be held immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judith's memory may be made to the Dr. McDermott Kidney Cancer Research Fund, Office of Development, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave. (BR), Boston, MA 02215. For guestbook, gfdoherty.com. George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100

Published in The Boston Globe from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2, 2012
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