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Barbara A. (Doherty) Murray

May 29, 1935 — November 24, 2023


Mrs. Barbara A. (Doherty) Murray, of Mashpee, formerly of Waltham, died Friday, November 24, 2023 in Cape Cod Hospital after a brief illness with her family by her side. She was 88.

Barbara was born on May 29, 1935 in Lowell, the daughter of the late John and Grace (Streton) Doherty. She was a graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1953. She married George T. Murray on June 27.   Married for 57 years, George died October 29, 2010. They lived over 35 years in Newton and later in Mashpee as well as a short time in Gorham, Maine.

Barbara worked at Star Market, IDC in Framingham, where she made lifelong friends, and lastly as a receptionist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital for many years.

Barbara was an avid bowler earlier in life, in a Wal-Lex league for 25+ years, along with enjoying ceramics. In her later years, she very much enjoyed a frozen cocktail on the beach at New Seabury, watching Patriot football and Red Sox games, and going to Broadway shows.

In addition to her husband, George, she is predeceased by her brothers, Jack, Butch, Edward and Thomas (Sonny) Doherty.

She leaves her children, George T. Murray, Jr. of Medway, his wife Gail, Gary E. Murray of Plymouth, his wife Kathie, Gregory J. Murray of Cumberland, Rhode Island, his partner, David Raposa, Susan E. Murray of Mashpee and Stacy A. Burns of Plymouth, her husband Tim; her nine grandchildren, Jesse, Corey, Colin, Taylor, Katelyn, Kyle, Ryan, GraceAnn & William, her great-grandchildren, Reyna, Kayla, Skylar, Ellie and her first great-grandson born 11/22, Jack; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eddie & Colette Murray & her sister-in-law, Eileen Giroux. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

The Family will honor Barbara’s life by gathering on Wednesday, November 29th in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne where her graveside service will be held at 11:15 a.m. Friends are welcome if they so choose, but Barbara wished for a true Celebration of Life and wanted a party! So we’re encouraging you to join us to remember & celebrate the wonderful life of Barbara at New Seabury Country Club, 95 Shore Drive West, Mashpee, on Saturday, December 2nd, 12-3 pm, you’re welcome to join us for the entirety or just stop by to raise a glass.

There are no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association in honor of her beloved George.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara A. (Doherty) Murray, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Committal Service

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Starts at 11:15 am (Eastern time)

Massachusetts National Cemetery

Connery Ave, Bourne, MA 02542

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Life Celebration

Saturday, December 2, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Seabury Country Club

95 Shore Dr W, Mashpee, MA 02649

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