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Lisa A. Wright-Murphy

Obituary for Lisa A. Wright-Murphy

May 18, 1960 - February 14, 2017
Abington, Massachusetts | Age 56

Loving Wife, Devoted Mother and Proud Grandmother!


Lisa A. Wright-Murphy, 56 of Abington, formerly of Rockland died suddenly at the South Shore Hospital on February 14, 2017. She was born in Weymouth and was the daughter of L. Richard and Mona E. (Phillips) Wright who now reside in Florida. She was raised and educated in Rockland and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Hingham. She continued her education at Bridgewater State College earning her BA in Speech Pathology.

Lisa has for the past nine years held the position of Assistant Tax Collector for the Town of Rockland. She had previously been employed at the Plymouth ENT Associates and for 20 years she was employed as a per diem Speech Pathologist in various school systems on the South Shore.

A kind and loving spirit, Lisa was an active volunteer and fundraiser for many local charities. She had been a member of the Holy Family School Parents Association, served as a coach for the Rockland Softball League and was a Girl Scout Leader. She loved to read and treasured her time spent at the beach or by the pool. She enjoyed golfing and was a wonderful and talented cook.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her husband of 34 years Kenneth M. Murphy, Jr. as well as her daughters Erin P. Murphy and her husband Lewis Brown of Abington and Jillian L. Murphy and her husband Ryan Weche of Holbrook. Her grandchildren, Max, Leo and Kennedy-Lea were her pride and joy. Also surviving are her brother Richard W. Wright of Dorchester and Siobhan E. O'Hara of Rockland whom she considered a daughter.

The family welcomes friends and relatives to celebrate Lisa's life on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM in Holy Family Church in Rockland. Cremation will follow.

The family asks that contributions in her memory be made to Lisa Wright Murphy Scholarship, Rockland Citizens Scholarship Foundation, c/o Mountain One Bank, 279 Union St, Rockland, MA 02370.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Lisa Wright-Murphy Scholarship
    c/o Mountain One Bank
    279 Union Street
    Rockland, MA 02370

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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