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July 3, 2016

Burial Date July 8, 2016

Funeral Home Kelly Funeral Home

Place of Service Worcester County Memorial Park

Section Garden of Heritage II Lot Number: 543Grave Number: C#4

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     Barbara E. (Sheehan) Murphy, 81, formerly of Vinton Street, died peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her family. Her husband of almost 52 years, Paul W. Murphy, died December 29, 2007.

She leaves a daughter, Kathleen A. Vescera and her husband Rusty; two sons, Paul W. Murphy, Jr. of Bangor, ME and John F. Murphy of Worcester; a granddaughter, Maura L. Vescera-Gardner and her husband Michael of Winchendon; two step-daughters, Donna Evans and her husband David, Deborah Barton and her husband James, all of Florida; her brother-in-law, Richard C. Deignan; her sister-in-law, Carol A. Sheehan; and many nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Mary T. Ghiatis, Ann M. Deignan, Kathleen A. Esteves, and two brothers, George A. Sheehan and Kenneth F. Sheehan, all predeceased her.

She was born and raised in Worcester, daughter of the late George E. and Mary E. (Powers) Sheehan. She was a 1953 graduate of Commerce High School and lived here all her life.

Barbara was a Quality Control Inspector at Allegro MicroSystems, formerly known as Sprague Electric, where she worked for 30 years until retiring in 2002. She was a long time member of St. Bernard’s Parish, now known as Our Lady of Providence Parish. She enjoyed visiting Foxwoods, Bingo, playing cards, watching the Red Sox and spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her quick wit and sharp sense of humor.

The family would like to thank the staff at Holy Trinity for the outstanding care and compassion they provided for Barbara and her family.

CALLING HOURS will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on THURSDAY, JULY 7 in KELLY FUNERAL HOME, 154 Lincoln Street. Funeral Services and burial at Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton, MA will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests donations in memory of Barbara be made to the American Heart Association , 300 5th Ave, Waltham, MA 01701.

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