Sheila Murphy Obituary (1938-2021) – Chelmsford, MA

“Ma’am”

Chelmsford

Sheila Ann “Ma’am” (Duffy) Murphy, 83, from Chelmsford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, in the Wingate of Belvidere after a long illness with her son by her side. She was the Navy widow of Terence P. Murphy, USN, who died in 1979.

Born in Lowell on April 9, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John J. Duffy and the late Mildred E. (Irvin) Duffy and was raised and educated in the Lowell Schools, graduating from Lowell High School in 1956.

She settled in Lowell and later in Honolulu, Hawaii, Norfolk, Virginia and Virginia Beach, Virginia before living in Chelmsford. She worked in documentation control for Apex in Chelmsford and retired after over twenty years in the document manufacturing industry.

The family was always her first and most important love and she was a loving mother and grandmother and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She leaves behind her children, Terence P. Murphy from Chelmsford, Margaret A. Murphy from Nashua, NH, and John F. Murphy from Chelmford; her beloved grandchildren, Mark, Jessica, Jordan, Taylor, Jenna, Jamie and Therese; as well as her great-grandchildren, Jack, Nora, Riley, Elizabeth, Sheila, and Dylan; her brother Daniel I. Duffy and his wife Eileen of Salisbury; and many nieces and nephews.

She was the mother of the late Ellen Driscoll (2015) and James M. Murphy (2016) and sister of the late James J. Duffy Jr. (1966), the late Mildred Wayne (2004), the late Francis W. Duffy (2018) .

ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021 YOU WILL BE INVITED TO YOUR TELEPHONE HOURS FROM 6-8PM IN THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND ST., LOWELL, 978-458-6816. YOUR FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY AT 9 AM AT THE FUNERAL HOUSE. FUNERAL IN ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY. IN YOUR NAME IN YOUR NAME TO REMEMBER St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 ST. JUDE PLACE, MEMPHIS, TN 38105. PLEASE VISIT WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM TO SEND THE FAMILY AN E-CONDOLENCE.

Check out the online memorial to Sheila Ann Murphy

Published by Lowell Sun on August 29, 2021.

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