Priscilla M. (Deegan) Murray

June 12, 2016

Priscilla M. (Deegan) Murray

PRISCILLA M. (DEEGAN) MURRAY – in Woburn, June 12th. Ninety one years of age. Daughter of the late John and Lillian Deegan. Beloved wife of the late James P. Murray Jr.. Devoted mother of Joan P. Webb and her husband John of Danvers, James P. Murray III of Woburn and John Michael Murray of Woburn. Dear sister of Margaret Simonetti of Athol, Peter Deegan and his wife Louine of NH and the late John Jr., Paul Deegan (Priscilla’s twin), Joan Blackbird and Mary Edgecomb. Sister-in-law of Col. John R. Murray Ret.,USAF and his wife Barbara. Loving “Nana” of Amanda and Andrew Webb. A Funeral will be held from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Friday followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 8:15~9:30 a.m. at the Graham Funeral Home prior to the service. Remembrances may be made in Priscilla’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

OBITUARY:

Priscilla M. (Deegan) Murray passed away at her home after a lengthly illness. The beloved wife of the late James P. Murray, she was ninety one years of age.

Born in Orange, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Lillian H. (Dada) Deegan. One of seven children, Priscilla was raised and educated in Orange, graduating from Orange High School along with the Class of 1942. Following high school she headed for the big city of Boston. It was there she had secured herself a position at Little, Brown Publishing Company as a Bookkeeper. During her time living in Boston, she had brought her bike from home when she moved managing to get herself around, in and about!

On a particular weekend she went skiing with friends to New Hampshire. Well, it was there that she met Jim Murray and in 1954 they married. First living in Watertown briefly they nestled into the West side of Woburn where they have remained for over fifty five years. Bringing three children into the world Priscilla was very dedicated to her family. Having been very active throughout their childhood she had served as Den Mother for her sons and followed closely all their activities in and out of school. Thoroughly enjoying the beach during the summer they often visited Cranes and Duxbury beaches.

Priscilla and Jim enjoyed traveling and had enjoyed trips to Europe and throughout the United States and often visited Bermuda. They also enjoyed many rounds of golf together at many different country clubs.

A prolific knitter she enjoyed making afghans, shawls, always for someone in the family or as a nice gift to brighten someone’s day. A veracious reader Priscilla also enjoyed many different genre’s.

An active participant at St Barbara’s Church she was a woman of great faith and was a daily communicant there. A very dedicated and loving wife, mother and Nana, Priscilla’s disposition never changed throughout her lifetime, always very sweet, kind and loving right up to the end.

In addition to her parent Priscilla was also predeceased by her dear husband Jim, with whom she shared over fifty five years with, her siblings John Jr., Paul Deegan (Priscilla’s twin), Joan Blackbird and Mary Edgecomb.

Priscilla is lovingly survived by her children Joan P. Webb and her husband John of Danvers, James P. Murray III of Woburn and John Michael Murray of Woburn. Dear sister of Margaret Simonetti of Athol, Peter Deegan and his wife Louine of NH. Sister-in-law of Col. John R. Murray Ret.,USAF and his wife Barbara. Loving “Nana” of Amanda and Andrew Webb. A Funeral will be held from the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Road, Woburn on Friday followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, Cambridge Road, Woburn at 10. Interment in Holy Hood Cemetery, Brookline. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours 8:15~9:30 a.m. at the Graham Funeral Home prior to the service. Remembrances may be made in Priscilla’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923.

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  1. To Mike and Family,

    Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jack & Maureen Garrity

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