Gloria (Ford) Murphy

Gloria (Ford) Murphy, of Middleboro, passed away at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on April 6, 2020 at the age of 87 from complications after a short illness.

Formerly of Belmont, Brockton, and Holbrook, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Frances (Skahan) Ford of Belmont.

Gloria was the devoted wife of 59 years of George E. Murphy of Middleboro, MA.

Gloria was the loving mother of Edward (Nancy) Murphy of Holbrook, MA, Daniel (Terri) Murphy of Woodstock, GA, Christopher (Susan) Murphy of Cranston, RI, Neal (Lorraine) Murphy of Canton, GA, and Julie (Richard) LaFond of Bridgewater, MA.

She was the sister of Mary Lou Bowler of Alexandria, VA and the late Joseph Ford.

Gloria was also the adoring “Nana” of Brendan, Elizabeth, Erin and Benjamin Murphy, Cheyenne Murphy, Kelsey and Ryan Murphy, Ian and Daelyn Murphy, Mathieu and Paul LaFond.

A graduate of Boston Academy of Notre Dame (Granby) Boston in 1950; Trinity College in Washington DC in 1954; and Boston University Graduate School of Education in 1955. (In college she was proudly known as “Ditto Ford”, as both she and her mother attended the same college and had the same name). While at Trinity College, she was instrumental in forming a barbershop singing group called the Trinity Belles, a group that still exists at Trinity College today.

Following her graduation from BU, she taught for a year at Needham High School and for the next four years she taught Advanced Computer Science at IBM in Boston.

Subsequent to her marriage in 1960, she left the work force and went home to raise her family.

Gloria was a past member of the Josepheens Womens Club, the Holbrook Youth Council, and a 37-year communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Holbrook.

Prior to her move to Middleboro, for many, many years every weekday mid-afternoon, Gloria would have a “coffee clatch” at the Norfolk Road Dunkin Donuts with her good friends Tony and Lonny. They would discuss and “solve” the events of the day: local, regional, and national politics, sports and many other subjects. Upon moving, she missed that daily meeting very much.

The family would like to thank the staff of Home Instead Senior Care in Pembroke, MA for their many kindnesses and considerations. Also, a shout out to SunSue, Edna, Nancy, Samantha, and Christy for their care, compassion, and love these past four years.

In accordance with the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Boston, her burial will be private. A Memorial Mass will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that donations in Gloria’s name be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame deNamur, Mount Notre Dame Health Center, 699 E. Columbia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45215 (www.sndohio.org). Checks should be made payable to: Development Office, Retired Sisters Fund.

Guestbook


First Name: barbara
Last Name: gaynor
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/10/2020

Oh Glo...what a pleasure to have known you!!! Love and tears for your beautiful family.


First Name: Jeannie
Last Name: Tarara
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/10/2020

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Jeannie


First Name: Barbara
Last Name: Moriarty
City: HOLBROOK
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/10/2020

Please accept our sincere condolences to the Murphy family, we remember you’re Mom from St Joe’s church and school .
John and Barbara Moriarty


First Name: Michael & Tricia
Last Name: Herbert
City: East Bridgewater
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/10/2020

We are so please that Gloria was a wonderful friend and fellow Josephine. We hope that wonderful memories will be always with you. Gloria was a positive influence in our lives.
May God Bless you all.

Michael and Patricia Herbert


First Name: Joe and Marie
Last Name: Tarbox
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/12/2020

Our sincere condolences to the family. May she Rest In Peace.


First Name: Jaclyn
Last Name: Hosley
City: MIDDLEBORO
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/12/2020


To George and family. Our deepest sympathy. May your memories of the wonderful times you and your family shared with Gloria comfort you all today and always. Fondly, your neighbors, Jackie & Steve Hosley


First Name: Catherine
Last Name: Gale
City: Millis
State: MA
Country: United States of America
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

Sending our condolences and prayers to the Murphy family. Gloria will be missed by all. Kay and Fred Gale and family.


First Name: Mary
Last Name: Wright
City: Taunton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

Julie,

I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Losing your mom is never an easy thing. May she rest in peace.

Mary Wright


First Name: Ann
Last Name: Langway
City:
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

So sorry to hear of this loss for one of our Southeastern family. My sympathy in the passing of your mother.


First Name: Diane
Last Name: Melberg
City: Taunton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

Julie & Family
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Diane


First Name: Diane
Last Name: Melberg
City: Taunton
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

Julie & Family
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Diane


First Name: Judy
Last Name: Rielly
City: Harwich Port
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

George, i’m so very sorry. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the wonderful memories you shared with Gloria bring you some comfort and solace today and always.
Judy


First Name: Southeastern Voc Tech
Last Name: Teachers’ Federation
City: Easton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

The members of the teachers’ federation are sincerely saddened and sorry to hear about this loss. Our thoughts and condolences to your family at this time. We are very sorry to hear about this news.
Sincerely,
The SERSD Teachers’ Federation


First Name: Candy
Last Name: Sullivan
City: South Easton
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/13/2020

Julie
I am deeply sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
Please know I am sending love❤️ and prayers


First Name: Lisa
Last Name: Levin
City: Cranston
State: RI
Country: USA
Entry Date: 04/14/2020

Chris, Susan, Kelsey, Ryan, Mr. Murphy, and the entire Murphy family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. We will always remember her unique, personal messages in her Christmas cards. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️
Greg, Lisa, Austin, Jake Levin (Cambio)


First Name: Richard & Lucy
Last Name: Dominguez
City: West Harwich
State: MA
Country:
Entry Date: 04/14/2020

Lucy & I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rich & Lucy


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