George Murtagh

George R. Murtagh, 94, died in Laconia, NH on Monday, April 1, 2013. He was born March 31, 1919 in Natick, Mass., the son of George E. and Agnes Ellen (McGrath) Murtagh. He was raised in Natick and graduated from Natick High School in 1936. He had been employed at Twin Maple Farm, Saxonville, Mass. for eight years and worked for H. P. Hood, Boston, Mass. for twenty-two years. He also worked at Boston Digital for sixteen years and worked part-time at Lake Breeze Park in Gilford for over twelve years. He resided in Ashland, Mass. for several years before moving to Gilford 28 years ago. He was a former member of the Ashland Fish & Game Club. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Ruth T. (Matthews) Murtagh of Gilford; two sons, John H. Murtagh and his wife, Marilyn, of Houston, Texas and Thomas W. Murtagh and his wife, Carol, of Alton, N.H.; a daughter, Dorothy A. Sausville and her husband Alfred, of Belmont, several grandchildren, great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Peterson of Natick, Mass., one daughter-in-law, Patricia Murtagh of Ashland, Mass. and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by one son, George R. Murtagh, Jr., a daughter, Patricia Richardson. Calling hours will be held from 2PM to 5PM on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations be made to the , 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 0170 . Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information go to

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Apr. 3, 2013