Dolores E. Murphy, 86

Dec 4, 2018

Dolores E. (Woodford) Murphy, 86, of Marion died Dec. 3, 2018 at Sacred Heart Home after a long illness. 

She was the wife of the late Ronald F. Murphy. 

Born in Quincy, daughter of the late Michael F. and Katherine (Campbell) Woodford and raised by her late aunt, Elizabeth Campbell, she lived in Marion most of her life. 

She was a communicant of St. Rita's Church in Marion. Mrs. Murphy was a member of the Kittansett Club, Sippican Women's Club and Beverly Yacht Club. She was an avid golfer and made Golfer's Digest as most improved golfer at Kittansett Club. She enjoyed making pottery. 

Survivors include her sons, Michael Murphy and his wife Jacqueline of Wareham and James Murphy and his wife Susan of Wareham; a brother, Daniel Woodford of Weymouth; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was the sister of the late Michael Woodford, Dorothy McCrae, Beatrice Johnson, Shirley Brow, John Woodford, Virginia McNeal and Mary Frazier. 

Her funeral will be held on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by her Funeral Mass at St. Rita's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.. For directions and guestbook, please visit