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January 13, 2024


Irene “Renie” Murphy of Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Charlestown, Mass. Passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 13, 2024 at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was surrounded by friends and family according to her wishes.

Renie was born in Charlestown to Cornelius Murphy and Mary Goggin, and lived most of her life there. She owned Renie’s Subs on Bunker Hill Street for many years which was a hub of the neighborhood and she also worked for the MWRA. Renie was also a former Mayor of Charlestown.

She is survived by her son C.J. "Murph" Murphy and his partner Sabra Mitchell, her beloved grandson Declan Murphy, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a loving sister to Mickey "Irish Mike" Murphy, and the late James and Dodie Murphy. She is the widow of Richard Penta, formerly of Medford.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday January 23, 2024 at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street Malden, Mass. from 4PM to 6PM. Buffet and desert provided, cash bar.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to:

The Claddagh Fund
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Carr Funeral Services
220 Bunker Hill Street
Charlestown, MA 02129