Margaret A. “Peg” (Keegan) Murphy, age 86

of Braintree

Margaret A. “Peg” (Keegan) Murphy, age 86

Braintree, Margaret A. “Peg” (Keegan) Murphy, age 86, of Braintree, formerly of Quincy, passed away peacefully, Monday, September 9, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

Margaret was born and raised in Quincy, to the late William and Laura (McPhee) Keegan. She was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1951. She had lived in Braintree for fifty-eight years, previously in Quincy.

Peg was a dedicated homemaker, mother of twelve, and active in her community. She was also a woman of great faith and a longtime active parishioner of Saint Thomas More Church in Braintree where she was an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and, throughout the years, had served and volunteered in various capacities. Peg was also a member and past prefect of the Saint Thomas More Ladies Sodality.

She was dedicated to her family, especially to her much loved grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife of the late John J. Murphy, Jr., Capt., Quincy Fire Dept., Retired.

Devoted mother of twelve children, Kathleen M. Murphy and her companion Sonny Indeck of Braintree, Kevin J. Murphy, Chief, Braintree Fire Dept., Retired and his wife Sarah of Braintree, Michael W. Murphy, MA State Police, Retired and his wife Patti of Rockland, Brian J. Murphy of Braintree, John P. Murphy, Chief, Scituate Fire Dept. and his wife Genevieve of Scituate, Patricia M. Murphy and her companion John Hartmann of Braintree, Matthew J. Murphy and his wife Dawn of Westfield, Brenda L. Murphy and her companion Phil Charlton of Onset; and pre-deceased by Thomas P. Murphy, Mary C. Murphy, Sharon A. Murphy, and infant son Sean Murphy.

Loving grandmother of Joseph, Adam, and James Antonowicz, Caitlin Valair, Ryan Murphy, Erin Clark, Amanda Hall and Brian Murphy, Jr., Lillian Murphy, Maxwell, Madison, Meghan and Marlow Murphy, T.J., Tayla and Troy Isaac.

Peg was also the cherished great grandmother of twenty-two great-grandchildren.

Dear sister of Laura Jean Horn of Pembroke and her late husband Alfred Horn, Karen Curtin and her husband Lawrence of Braintree, Judith Hanna and her husband Richard of Abington. Peg is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Thomas More Church, 7 Hawthorn Road, Braintree on Friday, September 13th at 11:30 a.m. Interment to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held in Saint Thomas More Church on Thursday from 3 – 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Peg’s memory may be made to the Hospice of the South Shore, 30 Reservoir Park Drive, Rockland, MA 02370.


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  • For more than 40 years I have not known a kinder more gentle person than Peggy Murphy. No one deserves a seat at the table of the Lord more than you. The best mother in law any one could ever have. Love tony

  • To my loving sister and best friend, I will miss you so much. To the family , you are such a loving family with good hearts. May we always be as close as we are. Love you all.

  • Peg, my Angel, thank you for the smiles your beautiful blue eyes. I have missed you so much and now your at the table of the Lord. Job well done beautiful and faithful servant to God and fellow man.

  • Peg was such a dear. She was the epitome of a Christian woman. She taught me so much in the time I knew her. I will miss her. Rest In Peace, dearest Peg!

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Murphy and for the entire Murphy family. Mrs. Murphy (Peg) was the most generous and kindest person to everyone she met.
    She was so loyal to her church and her loving charity was just a part of her daily routine.
    God Bless Mrs. Murphy and her wonderful family

    The Scott Family

  • I I had only met you a couple times when I visited from Boise Idaho to see Sharon I was so amazed at your entire family but the stories you told about raising so many children having a milk machine in your house when the kids were little and just how calm you seemed. Left me feeling somewhat inadequate as a mother of three , I also remember during my visit. and you weren’t Home upon our arrival , wondering i asked sharon as we were all going to lunch. she replied it wouldnt be long ,and quite seriously I might add that her loving Amazing “Ma” was at church praying for Her children. .. . Perhaps I should have applied a little more. In my own life, Mrs Murphy you raised a beautiful family ,unfortunately I didn’t meet the entire family wish I could have .please give big kisses to. Sharon and Tommy from there favorite Idaho Spud .now Mrs Murphy it’s time to rest.may peace and prayers guide the Murphy family at this time ..godspeed Dawn Bradley Boise,Idaho

  • Mike & Family,
    On behalf of the Retired Association of Metropolitan Police, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies and deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends during this time of sadness.

  • Peggy such a beautiful person always there with a smile to pray with you everyday after Mass. Peg will be greatly missed! To Pegs Family you are in my thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss. Mark and Debbie Stevens and Family

  • I will miss you so much. U are lovely to heart family’s and friends. Rest in heaven. Love