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Rose H. (Bowler) Murphy

Rose H. (Bowler) Murphy

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
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Rose H. Bowler Murphy, 82, passed away on December 22, 2020 at her home in Boxborough. Massachusetts with her family. She was the widow of Arthur L. Murphy Jr.

Born on January 5, 1938 in Arlington, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Rose McKeon Bowler and William F. Bowler. She grew up in Arlington with her parents and five brothers.

She is survived by her son Arthur L. Murphy III, his wife Patricia Murphy, her grandson Sean A. Murphy, her two daughters, Rose M. Murphy, Kathryn A. Murphy, and her husband Stephen A. Olmedi. She was predeceased by her son William F. Murphy. She leaves behind her beloved cat, Milly, who had been her constant companion for six years.

She had a large extended family including her sole remaining brother John Bowler, his wife Fran Bowler, her sister-in-law Charlotte Sewell, her husband Robert Sewell, her sister’s in-law Mary Bowler and Ann Marie Bowler, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Most remarkable about Rose was her love for family and her concern for those around her. She truly enjoyed giving to others and her love and generosity will be missed.

For the safety of all there will be no visiting hours. Due to current restrictions attendance at the funeral home service is limited to immediate family, however all are invited to watch the service via the Tribucast live stream application on a computer, Ipad or smart phone on Monday January 11th at 1:00pm. Please copy and paste the following link to your browser:


A button for the direct link may also be found on the funeral home "Home" page. Click "Home" in the top right corner, the scroll down the page to find Mrs. Murphy's photo and the button to the link.

Graveside services in South Cemetery, Boxborough, are private for family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial donation in Mrs. Murphy's name to the St. Joseph Indian School, P.O. Box 100, Chamberlain, SD 57325-0100, also online at stjo.org

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    South Cemetery
    Burroughs Road
    BOXBOROUGH, MA 01719
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    Due to the pandemic, all services at this time are private.


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Deanna DiSciullo Lander

Posted at 11:49am
Love you, Mrs M and I will miss you ♥

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