Hudson – Helen M. (McNally) Murphy, 99, passed away peacefully at home Thursday Jan. 21, 2009. She was the beloved wife of the late P. Joseph Murphy.
She was the devoted mother of three daughters, Mary Ellen Arsenault and her husband, John; Anne Marie Bloch and her husband, Kenneth; and Joan Garvin and her husband, Brendan. She also leaves her grandchildren, Joseph Arsenault and his wife, Arlana; Christopher Arsenault; Nancy Arsenault King and her husband, Dana; Brendan Garvin and his wife, Viki; Brian Garvin and his wife, Stephanie; Patrick Garvin and his wife, Beth; Dennis Garvin; Kenneth Bloch and his wife, Candace; and Matthew Bloch and his wife, Mary. She also leaves nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Rita Dallas; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings, Alice Schilckman Minehan, John McNally and Peter McNally.
Mrs. Murphy was born in Clinton and had lived in Hudson for the last 71 years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Ladies Rosary Sodality and the Hudson Women's Club. She will be remembered for her beautiful sense of humor, her love of her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her devotion to The Blessed Mother.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 from St. Michael Church in Hudson, with burial at Forestvale Cemetery. The Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home of Hudson assisted with arrangements. Donations in Mrs. Murphy's memory may be made to the Hudson Food Pantry, 28 Houghton St., Hudson, MA 01749.