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Dorothy Murphy

Dorothy Murphy

It is with profound sadness that the family of Dorothy Murphy of Saint John announces her passing on July 4th, 2016, at 81 years young.

Dorothy was born in Sussex to the late Pauline and Willis Perry, and was the loving wife of Walter Murphy.

In addition to her husband Walter, she is survived by her daughter Elaine (nee: Anderson) Gosselin (Ron), grandchildren Cara Gosselin, Brian Gosselin (Keshia); great–grandchildren Madisson, Mackenzie, and Jaxon.

She was also at one time part of 5 living generations of ‘daughters of daughters’ ranging from 8 years old to 83. She came to Saint John in her 20s, and started working shortly thereafter for the Dominion grocery store, which is where she met her husband, who she has been with for over 50 years. Dorothy and Walter have many good friends they liked to visit, vacation, dance and play games with. They loved fishing, picking fiddleheads and berries. She would then make many preserves and jams, and at home could be found most times in the kitchen cooking. Dorothy was active in bowling, volunteering at the food bank, and gardening.

The family would sincerely like to thank all those who came to visit, called, and sent flowers, cards and food. A grateful expression of thanks to the Extra Mural staff, as well as the caring staff and volunteers of Bobby’s Hospice. Also, thankful appreciation for her dear friends Janice Cameron who helped with arrangements, Polly Clifford for the many meals, and to both of them for being there and giving comfort to Dorothy and her family.

A reception celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, Saint John (646–2424) on Friday, July 8th from 3 to 7 p.m.

For those who wish, remembrances to Bobby’s Hospice or the Saint John SPCA – Animal Rescue would be appreciated. Online condolences may be placed at www.fundyfuneralhome.com


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