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Joan M. (Hanifan) Murphy
July 9, 1930 - June 9, 2017
Stoneham, Massachusetts


Carol, deepest sympathy to you and your family. She was always so happy and full of life. Your memories will always keep her spirit alive. Love & Peace

Posted by: Paula Hardy - Ipswich, MA
Jun 17, 2017

So sorry for your loss, Joan was a special person.

Posted by: Jay & Joanne Visconti - Stoneham
Jun 17, 2017

Joan was a very sweet woman with a beautiful smile. May she RIP.
Dottie Marchese, Hiilside Gardens. 4BSMQ

Posted by: Dottie Marchese - Stoneham, MA - Friend
Jun 15, 2017

To the Murphy, Flanagan and Hanifan families,

So sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Murphy. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Murphy from the old days in the Forestdale neighborhood. Thinking of you at this time. May your memories of Mrs. Murphy provide you with peace and comfort.

With sympathy,

Posted by: Maureen Kelleher Webb - North Ft. Myers, FL
Jun 14, 2017

Miss Joan, you will be missed! Thank you for all your love and kindness that you have shown me over the years. My love and prayers are with you always! Much Love, Debbie Camarata

Posted by: Debbie Camarata - Malden, MA
Jun 13, 2017


Joan Murphy was one of the most loving human beings I have been blessed to have known. She was genuine, honest, funny, beautiful, social, and a Happy Lady with a Memorable Smile. She always saw the best in people and knew when to offer good advise to those in need. I will truly miss her presence at family gatherings because she always lit up any room and I always looked forward to spending time with her. Will miss you dearly.

Posted by: Patti Flanagan - Middleton, MA - Family
Jun 13, 2017

Joanie supplied a lifetime of lasting memories.
Her presence was overwhelming and she shined the brightest of
anyone in the room.

Posted by: Thomas Kelleher - Wakefield, MA - Family Friend
Jun 13, 2017

Aunt Joan was a truly remarkable person!!! She always had a huge smile and positive attitude! I will miss her!!

Posted by: Julie Flynn - Littleton, MA - Family
Jun 13, 2017

Joan We were so Lucky to have you in our lives we will truly miss Your SMILE and kind words !

Posted by: Kathy, Rick, Ryan and Kyle Finch - Kingston, NH - Family
Jun 13, 2017


Heaven is a little bit brighter with Aunt Joan there, she always lit up the room with her very contagious smile. No matter how bad you felt when she gifted you with her smile it made you feel a little bit better. We will be at a loss without her presence and we will be a in the dark for awhile. Aunt Joan will be greatly missed by all she knew. I always loved the way she said my name Jeannie, Jeannie always twice and her arms open for one of the best hugs you could ever get. Always on my mind and forever in my heart.
Jeannie, Jeannie

Posted by: Jean-Marie Flynn - W. Yarmouth, MA - Family
Jun 13, 2017

Learned many lessons from this beautiful lady, not the least of which was "Life is change, that's what it does and we have to along with it."
I don't know what I would have done without Joan's love and support when my Mom died. A very special lady who was a shining example of strength during the tough times and smiles through the tears, and their were plenty of them.
But the good times outweighed the bad and we were blessed to have known you, Joan.
The world was a better place with you in it. Truly. Love you and miss you forever

Posted by: Julianne Hatct McDevitt - Newburyport, MA
Jun 13, 2017