Ann F. (Linehan) Murrin

Ann F. (Linehan) Murrin of Randolph, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2020 from complications of a hip fracture at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of the late John A. Murrin Sr. whom she married in 1959. She is the cherished mother of James E. Murrin of Randolph, Warren B. Murrin and his wife Melissa of Hollis, NH, John A. Murrin Jr. and his partner Debby Casna of Holbrook and Ruth A. (Murrin) West of West Bridgewater. She is the proud grandmother of David, Sarah, John, Jackson, Mikayla and Audrey. She is the much loved cousin of Joan Surette who is also her best friend – their many travel adventures together are legendary within the family and will be spoken about for many years to come with laughter and fondness. She will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews as Auntie Ann who loved to dance and sing.

Ann was a two time cancer survivor, her first bout with cancer came in 1976 with a diagnosis of breast cancer which she survived after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy with no chemo or radiation. Her second battle came in 2010 when she was diagnosed with oral cancer. They removed most of her tongue and lower jaw to make sure they got all of it. Undaunted she learned how to live, eat and communicate with her new situation and still traveled leaving a wonderful and warm memory with many cruise ships and their employees. She stayed at Grove Manor Estates and made many lasting friendships there. She loved to play bingo, make jewelry and was always up for trivia and Sunday afternoon movies. She had her own life again and would tell her children to schedule their visits around her activities not wanting to miss a moment of the fun with her friends. She lived by the motto “You can’t go backward so enjoy the moment not cry over past sorrows”.

Visiting hours will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home, 127 South Franklin Street (Route 37), Holbrook MA - Thursday August 13, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:30am followed by a brief service at the funeral home before she will be laid to rest at the Blue Hills Cemetery.

While we, her family, are greatly touched by the huge outpouring of love from her friends we don’t want anyone to risk their life for her funeral and would ask you instead to raise a glass at home and remember her as she loved to live and enjoy a toast to her until we can all be together when it’s safe. Donations in her memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen fund.


First Name: Jim
Last Name: Burokas
City: Brant Rock
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 08/12/2020

So sorry for your loss. A mother is very special in everyone's life and I know she was extra special to you. Many times you had talked about her in the office and had some funny stories. She will be missed dearly, but her memories will always be in your heart.
God Bless her, you and your family!
Jim B

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