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Kathleen (Buckley) Murphy
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  • St. Mary's Church Building Fund
    46 Myrtle St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Auntie Kay i will always remember visiting you and uncle Bob in Alton bay him teaching me how to shoot a rifle there as well you my mom and auntie...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Jeff Mccarthy - Everett, MA

“Your gentle face and patient smile with sadness we recall. Just a thought of sweet remembrace, just a memory sad and true, just the love and sweet...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: robert hudlin - ,melrose, MA

Auntie Kay with her great grand nephew Jack “You will never know how much you meant to me, Auntie Kay. The world just lost one of the best. I will forever miss your ever present smile and...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Lindsey Mathison Couture - MA

“So sorry to hear about Auntie Kay ,she was one of my favorite people. I remember when she and Bob took me with Kathy to Alton Bay for a few days ,...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Marcia Hudlin Wood - VA

“Will miss you dearly Auntie Kay. RIP ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Suzanne Buckley - North Andover, MA

“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....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Kathleen (Buckley) Murphy passed away at Bear Hill Nursing Center in Stoneham on February 28, 2017. She was 95 years of age. Kathleen was born in Malden on June 29, 1921 to the late Francis & Mary (Lyons) Buckley, she was raised in Malden went to the Chevrus School in Malden and Malden High School. Kathleen has been a resident of Melrose for over 30 years. Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker who loved to do crossword puzzles, was a voracious reader, enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and was very proud of her Irish heritage. Kathleen also enjoyed spending summers in Alton Bay New Hampshire, but most of all her family was first and foremost in her life. Mrs. Murphy was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Murphy. Beloved mother of Kathleen L. Cadavid & her husband Emilio of Vero Beach, FL and Karen E. Boml & her husband Helmut of Hudson, NH. Beloved grandmother of Marybeth Madigan & her husband Jim, David & Derek Guthro, Gretchen Lordan & her husband Matthew, Brigitte Charette & her husband Gary and Erika Boml. Beloved great grandmother of Nathaniel & Owen, Samantha, Kathleen & Erin, Meghan & Molly. Loving sister of the late Vincent, Francis & Lawrence Buckley. Also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 8:30-10:00AM. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10:30AM. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Kathleen's name to St. Mary's Church Building Fund, 46 Myrtle St. Melrose, MA 02176 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or @ www.stjude.org.