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Christine Gallagher Murphy
1951-2012 BELLOWS FALLS Christine Gallagher Murphy, 61, of Reese Circle died Tuesday, September 25th at her home surrounded by loved ones.
Chris was born in Bellows Falls on June 26, 1951 the daughter of James and Frances (Martin) Gallagher. She was a 1965 graduate of St. Charles School, a 1969 graduate of Bellows Falls High School, and worked 20 years for Dr. Walter Griffith as a medical assistant. She was a member of St. Charles Church and served 15 years as a volunteer in Bellows Falls area schools. She served as a member of the Bellows Falls Union High School School Board. For years Chris was a big supporter of the Bellows Falls Little League and the Greater Falls YMCA.
On January 17, 1970 in Springfield, Mass., Chris married William Murphy who survives. Also surviving is her mother Frances Gallagher of Bellows Falls; her daughters Melissa Erickson of Lithia, Fla., and Heather Murphy Hicks of Bellows Falls; her brother Timothy Gallagher of Chapel Hill, N.C.; her sisters Patricia Mark of Westminster, Vt., Terry Obuchowski of Bellows Falls, and Marty Gallagher of Bellows Falls; her grandchildren Murphy Hicks and Daniel Erickson; and six nieces and two nephews.
She is predeceased by her father James Gallagher.
FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be calling hours 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 28th at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29th at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls with the burial to follow at St Charles Cemetery in Westminster, VT.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Chris' memory to the Rockingham Public Library, 65 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Sept. 28, 2012
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