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Elinor E. (Shea) Murphy
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So sorry to hear of the passi g of your Mom. May she rest in peace.

Posted by: Susie Daly - Melrose, MA   Feb 20, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Ellies passing. She was a sweet person and a wonderful friend. She will be truly missed.
Please know that your family is in our prayers. We are sure that she is happy to be reunited with your Dad.
You now have another Angel to watch over all of you.

Janet and Jack

Posted by: Janet and Jack Houghton - Salem, NH - Friend   Feb 19, 2020

Helen, Kathy. Patty, Paul, Mark and Families,

My mother (Marilyn) and I send our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss
Your mother was a wonderful lady and loved by so many.
Your mom is at peace now and happy to be back with your dad.
We send our love and sympathy to you all.
Donna Holahan & Marilyn McIntosh.

Posted by: Donna Holahan - Salem, NH - friend   Feb 18, 2020

Dear Helen, Kathy, Patty, Paul & Mark:

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Aunt Ellie, she was a wonderful lady. Aunt Ellie was the anchor of the Shea family, strong and full of great love. I will always be so grateful to her for all her kindness and love she showed to my Dad and I.

My Mum sends her love and sympathy to all of you as well.

Please know you are in our hearts and prayers always.

Posted by: David Shea - Milton, MA - Family   Feb 18, 2020

Kathy , Helen & Family - Although I did not know your Mom personally & I learned of her Great Sense of humor thru the stories I have heard over the years & what Great times you all had as well, She was a trooper right to the end as far as I can tell in the good Hands of her family taking care of her right till the end I know she was Blessed to have such a caring

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Posted by: Barbara Reardon - Plymouth, MA - Family Friend   Feb 18, 2020

To Ellie's Family
Although many years have passed since I saw Ellie last. I thought of her often. I had the privilege for many years to be Ellie's hairdresser. Over those years I watched all of you grow. And She in turn watched me grow. I always considered her a friend. When my own mother passed 25 years ago. She became a mother figure to me. Checking in on me every Saturday while getting her hair done. Ellie was a wonderful

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Posted by: Geri Pompeo - Medford, MA - Friend   Feb 16, 2020

Elinor was one of my favorite aunts. What I remember about her most is her smile. May you rest in peace

Posted by: Michael Cardarelli - Malden, MA   Feb 14, 2020

The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call on us at anytime as we are always available to you.

Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - Melrose, MA   Feb 13, 2020