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ANDOVER - Mrs. Mary E. (Kane) Murphy joined the Peace Corps on her 65th birthday, along with her husband Gerald in Philadelphia on March 1, 2010.
Mary Evelyn (Kane) Murphy, age 72, was born on March 1, 1945 in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Daniel Patrick and Evelyn (Nichols) Kane. She was predeceased by her siblings; Daniel P. Kane of Wesfield, Joseph R. Kane of Dracut and Martha (Kane) Thorburn of Lowell.
Mary is survived by her husband, Gerald J. Murphy of Andover; son, Joshua Patrick Murphy of Johannesburg, South Africa and son Ethan Kane Murphy of Hartford, Vermont and sister, Margaret (Kane) Dinneen of Lowell.
Mary graduated from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and Lowell State College with a BSN, which she completed in three years. A Registered Nurse since 1965, she worked in area hospitals, Mass General Hospital and a twenty five year career at the Bedford VA Hospital where she retired as a Nurse Manager. After retirement from the VA, she continued working in locally area nursing homes and as an instructor for Nursing Assistants. She volunteered at the Andover Senior Center. She was a strong advocate for patients' rights and worked tirelessly in that end.
She was most proud of her work as a Peace Corps volunteer working as a Health Educator in Morocco for twenty six months from 2010-2012. She continued her patient advocacy in Morocco sometimes at the distress of local officials.
Her Memorial Service will be held in the Burke-Magliozzi Funeral Home, 390 North Main Street, Andover, on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Visitation will be prior to the service, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Interment will be privately held. For additional information, please visit, www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on January 2, 2018
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