Cartwright Funeral Homes


MURPHY, Kathleen L. (McGillivray), of Braintree, formerly of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 74. Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Kathleen graduated from High School in Glace Bay, attended Cape Breton Business College and moved to Braintree in 1961. Before her retirement, Kathleen was a longtime employee with the Town of Braintree. She began her career as a secretary at Town Hall then moved over to the Police Department and eventually retired as a secretary for the Fire Department. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family and found great joy in traveling to the White Mountains of New Hampshire each year. Kathleen was the loving mother of Leanne Puchir and her husband Steven of NY and Cheryl O’Neil and her husband Jim of Braintree. Devoted sister of Lorna Mullaney of Weymouth, Collette Connelly of Sandwich, Joseph McGillivray of Quincy and the late Claire O’Keefe. Dear grandmother of Matthew, Jennifer, Ari and Jake. Former partner of the late Rick Oberstein. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree until 9:30 AM on Friday, March 10, 2017, followed by a Memorial Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Learning Prep School, 1507 Washington St., W. Newton, MA 02465.

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