Sister Mary Brian Murphy, R.S.M.

CUMBERLAND, R.I. — Sister Mary Brian Murphy, 90, a Sister of Mercy, died July 21, 2015 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre in Cumberland, R.I. 

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late James and Agnes (Holt) Murphy, and sister of the late Francis Murphy.  She entered the Sisters of Mercy on Sept. 8, 1944 and professed final vows on Aug. 16, 1950.  

Having received a bachelor’s degree from Catholic Teachers College, Sister began her teaching ministry in New Bedford at St. Mary School.  She taught mainly in Fall River and New Bedford parish schools as well as at St. Vincent’s Home.

More recently, Sister resided at Franklin Court Assisted Living in Bristol and at Mount St. Rita Health Centre where she was lovingly cared for and enjoyed visits from community members who knew they could rely on her for her prayerful support.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated July 24 at Mount St. Rita Health Centre Chapel, Cumberland. Interment followed at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland.  

Donations in her memory may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, R.I. 02864 or Mount St. Rita Health Centre, 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland, R.I., 02864. Funeral arrangements were handled by Gallogly Family Funeral Homes.

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