Sharon Murphy

Memorial Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, July 22, 2022
Burns Funeral Home
354 Boston Rd.
Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

Memorial Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 23, 2022
St. Theresa's Catholic Church
466 Boston Rd.
Billerica, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Sharon N. Murphy

Sharon Nancy (Abbott) Murphy, 69, died peacefully on Sunday, July 3,

2022 at  Queensway Carlton Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada after a

lengthy illness.  Her partner of 17 years, Andrew Hulme, provided

comfort and care to Sharon and was with her at her passing.


Sharon was born in Cambridge, MA on October 20, 1952, daughter to the

late Samuel and Evelyn Nancy (Johns) Abbott. She grew up in Brighton, MA

in a family of 3 children. She was a loving mother, wife, partner and

grandmother.  Sharon received her Registered Nurse degree upon

graduating from Mass Bay Community College and served as a RN at

Brighton Marine Hospital and school nurse at Milford Catholic School in

Milford MA.


Sharon loved spending time with all her family and friends and her

beloved pug, Heidi.  She kept physically fit and especially enjoyed

running.  She was an avid reader, and fan of the Boston Celtics and



Sharon treated all with an remarkable kindness. Her fondness for

initiating conversations with complete strangers, as if they were long

lost friends, was legendary. Sharon always sent cards in the mail to let

people know that she cared about them. She had a talent for knowing just

what would be the perfect gift for people she loved.


Sharon had a special affinity with St. Jude, the patron saint of

hopeless causes. Her sympathy was always with the lost and disadvantaged

and she always went out of her way to help and show kindness to everyone

she met.


Along with Andrew, Sharon is survived by her daughter Kristin M. Murphy

of Melrose, MA and Kristin's partner John Montana;  by her son Nicholas

J. Murphy, of Hudson, MA and his wife Abigail Leone-Murphy; by her

former husband Paul Murphy of Billerica, MA; by her brothers Steve

Abbott of Aiken, SC and Jay Abbott of Hudson, MA.  Sharon is survived by

2 grandsons, Owen and Sean Murphy.


In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude

Children’s Research Hospital.


All are welcome to attend her calling hours on  Friday, July 22 from 5

to 7 PM at Burns Funeral Home, 354 Boston Road,  Billerica, MA

978-663-3968.  All are welcome to attend her funeral Mass which will be

offered on Saturday, July 23 at 10 AM at St. Theresa of Lisieux Church

on 466 Boston Road in Billerica MA.

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