Roberta Murray Boyd of Lowell, MA

1940 - 2024

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


March 1, 2024
10 A.M.
Immaculate Conception Church, 144 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA

Roberta Murray Boyd of Lowell, MA and Rye, NH, wife of William (Bill) Boyd for 51 years died peacefully on February 23, 2024, at High Pointe Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Born on August 6, 1940, in Lowell, MA, to Alice (Smith) and John J. Murray, who predeceased her, Roberta was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Parish. Roberta graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsboro and earned a Bachelor of Education from Lowell State Teachers College, and a Master of Education from Fitchburg State University. For more than three decades, she served as a dedicated elementary school teacher in the Lowell Public Schools.

During retirement, she and Bill enjoyed winters in Florida with a rich collection of friends. Roberta loved to travel with her close friends and family, and greatly enjoyed summers by the ocean in Rye, NH.

Roberta will be remembered for her many deep and lasting friendships, some from elementary school. She had a special place in her heart for the ladies from “The Club,” with whom she shared countless laughs, trips, and lasting memories.

Besides Bill she leaves daughters Caitlin Graff (Nathan) of Manlius, New York, and Alanna Boyd (Erica Morgenstein) of Portland, Maine, beloved grandchildren, Brady, Benjamin, and Nicholas Graff and Harper, William, and Rowan Boyd, and sister Brenda P. Murray of Durham, NH.


A funeral will be held Friday, March 1, 2024 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell, MA followed by a burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund or a charity of your choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

3 Condolences for Roberta Murray Boyd of Lowell, MA

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    Bob Joyce


    Miss Murray was always my most favorite teacher. She made a great impression on me in the fifth grade at the Joseph G. Payne School.. I’ve often thought of her fondly over the years. Sadly I still drag my feet while walking and can remember her telling me heel toe almost every day. Rest in peace Miss Murray and my heartfelt condolences to the entire family. She absolutely was one of the good ones.
    Bob Joyce, R.Ph.


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    Dan & Joan O'Toole


    Bill I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. We all have to go but the reality of it is so painful. Hang in there.


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    Ray McArdle


    Mrs. Boyd was my fifth grade teacher at the Joseph G. Pyne School, during the 1973 – 1974 school year. I can still hear her thoughtful (and accurate) advice: “you’ll be just fine Raymond, if you practice self-control.” Rest in peace, Mrs. Boyd.


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