NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

November 11, 2013

Katherine 'Katie' Murphy, 24


Newburyport — Katherine R. Murphy, 24, of Newburyport, and formerly of Haverhill, left us on Monday, November 4.

Katie was born in Newburyport on July 9, 1989, and was the daughter of Mary K. Campana Murphy of Newburyport and Edward J. “Ned” Murphy of Reading.

Educated in the Haverhill and Newburyport school systems, Katie graduated from Newburyport High School, Class of 2007. She graduated from Northern Essex Community College, and was attending Salem State College, where she was due to earn her bachelors degree in education in May.

A substitute teacher in the Haverhill School System, Katie had a generous heart and clever sense of humor. She cherished time spent with her family and friends, enjoyed taking photographs of sunrises, sunsets and the moon on a clear evening, and treasured her cats.

Besides her parents, her survivors include her sister, Alana M. Murphy of Newburyport; her maternal grandparents, Norman J. and K. Audrey Campana of Haverhill; her paternal grandmother, Ruth A. Murphy of Arlington; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, who loved her dearly. She was the granddaughter of the late George R. Murphy Sr.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday morning, November 12, at 10:30 a.m., in All Saints Church, Haverhill. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours will be today, Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue League, 63 Elm St., Salisbury, MA 01952, or Special Olympics, 100 Conifer Hill Dr., Danvers, MA 01923, or The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc., P.O. Box 767, Framingham, MA 01701. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.