Lynda J.'s Story
Lynda Jean Murphy, 68, of Salem, N.H., died Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H.
Lynda was born in Lawrence on February 5, 1949, to Russell C. and Shirlie I. (Hardy) MacLeish.
Lynda attended Andover High School, and earned an associate degree at Northern Essex Community college for medical assisting training in 1992. She was a drummer in the local band called, “The Frauleins” in the late 1960s playing covers and originals around Eastern New England. She was a massive Beatles and Rascals fan. Lynda loved traveling to local and regional Beatles and 1960s rock conventions and shows. She was also a passionate animal lover. She grew up with dogs and cats all her life and spent much of her adult life rescuing animals in need.
Lynda was predeceased by her father, Russell C. MacLeish of Andover and brother, Russell N. MacLeish of Plaistow, N.H. She is survived by her mother, Shirlie I. MacLeish of Andover; her son, Chad R. Murphy and daughter-in-law, Stephanie Murphy of Framingham; son, Wess C. Murphy and daughter-in-law, Kimberly E. Murphy of Haverhill; grandson, Mark B. Murphy; and granddaughter, Alexandra T. Murphy of Framingham.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence St., Andover, MA. A funeral service will be offered on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover, Mass. To offer online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844 or www.mspca.org/nevins.
Published on  August 2, 2017