Beverly Marie Murphy of Chelmsford, MA

Mrs. Beverly M. Murphy, 84, of Chelmsford, MA died Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading, MA surrounded by her loving family.

She was married to the late Paul W. Murphy who died April 13, 2019.

Born on November 4, 1935, Beverly was the daughter of the late Howard and Alice (Foley) Ambrose. She was a graduate of Winchester High School with the Class of 1953, and Regis College with a Bachelor in Psychology.

She retired from the Chelmsford Public Schools in 1994. Beverly taught at the Harrington and Westlands Schools.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed antiquing, travelling and reading.

Beverly is survived by a daughter, Deborah and her husband, Michael Ruggiero of Westford, MA; two sons, Paul Murphy and his husband, Ben Hescott of Arlington, MA, and Peter Murphy and his wife, Elaine Yutan of Mill Valley, CA; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Zadalis, Emily Ruggiero, and Samantha and Matthew Murphy; and two great grandchildren, Mae and Liam Zadalis, and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Howard and Richard Ambrose.


Public graveside funeral service on Friday July 10, 2020 at 11am in Fairview Cemetery, located at Main St. and Tadmuck Rd. in Westford. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-256-4040. Guestbook at

8 Condolences for Beverly Marie Murphy of Chelmsford, MA

    Donna McKenzie

    I am grateful that Beverly and I had time together ❤️
    My deepest sympathy to her family. 🙏 Now she is at peace and with Paul Sr. ✨


    Yvonne Graczyk

    God bless my dear friend, Beverly, and may she rest in peace. I hold wonderful and precious memories of our two families going back to January 1964 when we became next door neighbors in Chelmsford. I will remember always Beverly’s sweet smile and Paul’s infectious laugh. Over the years we shared a timeless friendship – memories that I hold very dear.
    With love and affection, the Skip Graczyk Family


    Matthew Graczyk

    Beverly was like my second mother until I was 9 years old, having lived right next door in Chelmsford until we moved away. She was caring and loving an always so nice. Beverly will be dearly missed by all who knew her.


    David Hedison

    Thank you Beverly for being such a kind loving person. You and my mom worked together at Westlands at Title 1/Chapter 1. I would always visit up on the stage when I was a student at Westlands. I remember you and the tuna fish sandwiches! But most importantly I remember the kindness and level of caring. May you Rest In Peace – you made a difference.


    Donna Rice

    I will miss my friend Beverly. We shared many good times together during our Chapter One days and we shared many a good laugh together during our retirement luncheons! Rest In Peace Bev! Keeping the Murphy family in my thoughts and prayers.


    eleanor f Murphy

    dear Paul Peter and Debbie, so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed away. She has had a hard time since your dad passed.I tried to reach her a few times .I will not be at the grave sight but I will be thinking of you Sincerely Eleanor


    Liz Ambrose

    I will remember all the good times we had together, especially at Hilton Head..
    Rest In Peace dear Bev!


    Helen & Wylie Barrow

    To Debbie,Paul and Peter, So sorry for your loss. We will smile when we think of all the good times we shared in Chelmsford and our wonderful trip to the Grand Canyon.
    With love and prayers, Helen and Wylie Barrow


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