Doris (Chagnon) Murphy of Westford, formerly of Salem, MA


5844 MurphyDoris H. (Chagnon) Murphy, 86, of Westford, MA died Saturday night, July 30, 2016 at the Bridges by Epoch in Westford, MA.

She was the wife of the late William J. Murphy III who died Jan. 20, 2015.

Born in Salem, MA, she was the daughter of the late Magliore and Alice Chagnon. She graduated from Salem High School in 1948 and Salem Commercial School in 1950.

Doris worked as the secretary to the Assistant Superintendent of the Salem Public Schools, retiring in 1997. She had previously worked for the General Electric Co.

She was a communicant of St. Anne’s Church of Salem, MA.

She is survived by two sons, William J. IV and his wife, Angela Murphy of Parker, CO and Michael E. and his wife, Kathleen Murphy of Westford; one daughter, Alice A. Murphy Burge and her husband, Paul Burge of San Diego, CA; one sister-in-law, Ann Murphy Springer of Bodega, CA and seven grandchildren, William and his wife Andrea, Christine and her husband Nathaniel, Carolyn, Julianna, Daniel and his fiancé, Erica, Georgia and Elena.

She was the sister of the late, Paul and Roger Chagnon.

Visiting Hour Friday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 10:30 a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association or Merrimack Valley Hospice House 360 Merrimack St. Bld. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.



August 5, 2016
9:30 to 10:30 AM
Dolan Funeral Home


August 5, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Dolan Funeral Home
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  2. Bryan Winter says:

    Mike, sorry for your loss. I remember your mom as our den mother in cub scouts, she was always good to us kids. Hope you are well.

  3. Richard Tremblay says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rick&Lori,Laura Tremblay

  4. Joyce Goldthwaite says:

    Dear Kathy and family, I will be praying for you all as you go through tomorrow and even the days to come. Hoping you will have many chances to share with others all the moments that made Doris so special to you.

  5. Connie and Eric Steinhaus says:

    Our condolences to all of the extended Murphy family. You are in our hearts and prayers.

  6. Cathy & Mike Brown says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. Doris (a.k.a. Ma Murphy) will always be fondly remembered by us. She was one of my adopted “mothers” because she was simply one of the best mothers anyone could’ve had.

  7. Jseph Darisse says:

    To Mike,Cathy and all the family…So sorry for your loss, May she rest in peace.

    Jody and Brenda Darisse

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