Joan M. (Hanifan) Murphy

  • Born: July 9, 1930
  • Died: June 9, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan M. (Hanifan) Murphy, 86, died on Friday, June 9, 2017 at her home. She is the beloved wife of James Murphy, mother of Michael Murphy, Carol Flanagan and her husband Michael, the late Larry Murphy and the late Bobby Murphy. Grandmother of Erin, Patrick and Kelli Flanagan and Katelyn, Catherine and Michael Murphy. Sister of Robert Hanifan and the late Charles and Donald Hanifan.

Joan grew up in Malden and was a graduate of Cheverus High School. She worked for the City of Malden in the Engineering Department before retiring. Upon retiring she was able to spend 25 winters vacationing in Florida and celebrating St Patrick's Day with some very special people. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all. She was a special person with a smile that would light up a room as soon as she walked in. Social events and spending time with family and friends brought so much happiness to Joan. She loved to play cards with her grandchildren and was truly a "fashionista" who enjoyed shopping at her favorite store Chico's. She will truly be missed by all.

Funeral services from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT28) Stoneham on Saturday at 9am followed by a funeral mass at 10am celebrating Joan's Eternal Life at St. Patrick's Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham.

Relatives and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8pm. Interment will be held in Forestdale Cemetery in Malden.

In lieu of flowers, please consider giving donations to the Cardiac Transplant Program at Boston Children's Hospital in memory of Joan M. Murphy. Contributions can be made at Or mail checks, payable to Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. Please include Joan's name on memo line.

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