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Joan E. Murphy

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Joan E. (McTague) Murphy, 78, of Medway, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the Medway Country Manor Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of Patrick Murphy who died in 1997. Born in Flushing, NY on January 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Irene (Higgins) McTague. A resident of Medway for the past eight years, Mrs. Murphy had formerly resided in Franklin and was a homemaker for most of her life. She is survived by her children, Patrick Murphy, Jr. and his wife Maryellen of Bogota, NJ, Eileen Bertoni of Franklin, Colleen Murphy of Saugus, CA, Michael Murphy and his wife Daria of Palm Harbor, Fl, Brian Murphy and his wife Sheri of Canton, GA, Kevin Murphy and his wife Ellen of Mattapoisett, Sean Murphy and his wife Terri of Medway, Kathleen Owen and her husband Dan of Lancaster, Robert Murphy and his wife Debra of Simpsonville, SC, Vincent Murphy and his wife Chrissy of Howell, NJ and Rosemary Celommi and her husband David of East Fallowfield, PA. She is also survived by thirty-six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, her brother Francis McTague Jr. and his wife Kay of Pinehurst, NC and her sister-in-law Mary McTague of Yonkers, NY. She was the sister of the late Marilyn Fisher, Irene McCarthy and Thomas and Theodore McTague. Her funeral services are private at the request of her family. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donation in Mrs. Murphy's memory may be made to the , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are under the care of the Ginley-Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St. in Medway (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com).

Published in The Country Gazette from May 12 to May 19, 2012
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