Susan M. Murphy
May 13, 1946-Nov. 17, 2017
Milton, MA – Susan M. Murphy of Windham, NH died on Nov. 17, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Milton, MA of pancreatic cancer. She was 71.
Susan was born in Boston to Edward T. and Charlotte Murphy (Boyd) and grew up in Needham, MA graduating from Needham High School and Fitchburg State College. After moving to Boston, she became a secretary at the JFK Federal Building for many years until retiring to Windham, New Hampshire to be close to family due to early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
As an adult, Susan was skier and traveled extensively through Europe on many vacations throughout her life. She was passionate about reading, knitting and corresponding with her many friends and relatives.
Susan is survived by her sister, Kathleen (Murphy) Sawyer and her husband Thomas of Hampstead, New Hampshire and their three children: Andrew Sawyer, Emily (Sawyer)Monaco and her husband Braden and their daughters of Newburyport, MA, Katelyn Sawyer and her fiancé, Adam Lachance and their son of Derry, New Hampshire . She is also survived by her Aunt Joan Morgan and many cousins on her mother’s and father’s side of the family. Susan will also be greatly missed by her family at Pine Hill Assisted Living in Windham, NH with whom she lived for the past six years and her lifelong friend Jane McCarthy of Maine.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in The Holy Name Church, West Roxbury on Saturday November 25, at 10:30 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, MA.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Susan’s memory to The Alzheimer’s Association, www.ALZ.org or to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.