Haverhill — Mary M. Murphy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on October 5, 2012 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. Mary was a Haverhill resident all her life; in fact was born and lived in the same house her entire life until her recent illness. Mary, known as Ma or Nana to her family, will be greatly missed. Mary was predeceased by her husband John J. Murphy. She is survived by her daughter Patricia M. and her husband Richard D. Nansel of Bradford, MA, daughter Marilyn J. and her husband John W. Held of Warwick, RI, son Michael J. and his wife Jeanne E. Murphy of Hampstead, NH, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her brother John J. McGagh, Jr. and grandson Sean Nansel.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00 at St. James Church, Winter Street Haverhill. Interment followed in St. James Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours were held on Tuesday morning from 9:00-10:30 at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill. Contributions in her memory may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. James Parish, 6 Cottage St. Haverhill, MA 01830. To view her complete obituary or to send a condolence to her family, please visit