Marie Celine (Robertie) Murphy, age 92, of East Sandwich, died on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Royal Cape Cod Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Buzzards Bay from congestive heart failure.
The daughter of Frederick and Patience Robertie, she was born in Dorchester. She grew up and lived in Dorchester and Brighton and later in Brookline when she was married to her husband William in 1947. She lived in Brookline until moving to Sandwich, upon the retirement of her husband as Chief from the Brookline Fire Department in 1979. A graduate of Presentation Academy in Brighton in 1944, and St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1947, she worked for many years as a private duty registered nurse. She was a devout Catholic and was well known for her baking and crocheting skills.
She was predeceased by her loving husband William E. Murphy, to whom she was married for 62 years, and her son Richard. She is survived by her children Celine M. Hardy and her husband Robert of Sandwich, John F. and his wife Ellen of Sandwich, Kathleen T. of Sandwich, William E. Jr. and his wife MaryEllen of Attleboro, Jeanne Waters and her husband Joseph of Medford, Gerard of Keene, NH, Kevin P. of Wake Forest, NC and Brian and his wife Susan of Cheektowaga, NY. She was the loving Nana of 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She always enjoyed her time with her family and being a special part of their lives.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, February 17th from 5 to 7p.m. at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 74 Algonquin Ave., Mashpee. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 3 Jobs Fishing Road, Mashpee. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Brookline Firefighters Relief Association, c/o The Brookline Fire Department, 350 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445; OR The Poor Clare Nuns, c/o Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare, 920 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.