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Janina M. (Chmielewski) Murphy passed away at her home in Marblehead on September 28, 2017. She was 94 years of age.
Janina was born in Somerville on November 25, 1922, was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School. Mrs. Murphy lived in Melrose for over 50 years and the past six years in Marblehead. During WWII Janina worked for the Department of Defense in Washington D.C. and after raising her family she worked as a bookkeeper at Tom's Service Center in Saugus for 15 years and at the Barrett & Turner Dairy Company in Malden for over 20 years. She was a longtime member of St. Mary's Church in Melrose where she taught CCD, was a lector at church, was a member of St. Mary's Ladies Sodality and was one of the editors for the "Myrtle Street Journal". Mrs. Murphy was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, crafts, sculpturing and making clothes for her family. She was also an avid reader and read a book a day for many years. Janina liked taking trips to Cape Cod, Hampton Beach, Scarborough, Maine, Newport, R.I. and traveling to Vermont. But above all she cherished the times spent with her family. Mrs. Murphy was the beloved wife of the late Robert P. Murphy. Loving mother of Robert P. Murphy Jr. of Moultonborough, NH, Gary W. Murphy and his wife, Anne of Pennsylvania, Janina M. Glabicky and her late husband, Robert of Marblehead, Kevin C. Murphy of South Boston and Christine M. Daugsiewicz and her husband Philip of Melrose. Cherished grandmother of Patrick Murphy, Bridget Bruce, Danielle Quinn, Christopher and Caitlyn Murphy, Nicholas, Daniel, Andrew and Michael Glabicky and Brooke Murphy. Proud great-grandmother of Henry and Alexander. Beloved aunt of Doug and Laura Boyer as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Thursday, October 12th at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 46 Myrtle St., Melrose, MA 02176 or to St. Anne's Church, 290 Jefferson Ave. Salem, MA 01970. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com. To send a message of condolence please visit www.gatelyfh.com.
Published on  October 9, 2017
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