Margaret A. “Gar” Murphy

Margaret A. “Gar” Murphy, of Dorchester, age 87, entered into eternal rest July 22, 2016.

Loving daughter of the late Martin J. and Mary (Maloney) Murphy. Beloved sister of the late Mary, Catherine and Martin Murphy, Elizabeth MacKenzie and Anne Morrison. Fun and favorite aunt of Andy, Peggy, Dan and Don MacKenzie, Pat Whitehouse, Mike, Chuck, RickĀ  and Joe Morrison, Annemarie Thompson, Carol Morrison-Deutsch and Suzanne McDevitt. Cherished grandaunt of 16 and great-grandaunt of 2. Dear cousin of Dorothy Murphy Ulwick and devoted friend of Gus Pepe.

Margaret graduated from Girls Latin School and won a full scholarship to Manhattanville College. While working at the Massachusetts Nursing Assn. for 25 years as the lobbyist at the State House, Margaret drafted and proposed many successful pieces of legislation to further the nursing profession. Margaret returned to school in her fifties to pursue her law degree at New England School of Law where she graduated as Class Valedictorian in 1986.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Tuesday July 26 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours at Dolan & Chapman Funeral Home, 5 Canton Avenue, MILTON VILLAGE, Monday 5-8 PM. Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.

Donations in Margaret’s memory may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.