Obituaries 11-08-2012

Josephine ‘Eddie’ Perrotti

Member of the Old Charlestown School Girls Association and Golden Age Center

Josephine T. “Eddie” (Fitzgibbons) Perrotti of Charlestown died on October 29. She was 86 years old.

A member of The Old Charlestown Schoolgirls Association and the Golden Age Center, she was the beloved wife of the late Jaffrie A. Perrotti; devoted mother of Ralph Perrotti of Revere, Jeff Perrotti (Winthrop Fire Department) and his wife, Susan of Winthrop and Eda Perrotti and her husband, Robert Zelandi of East Boston; loving grandma to Amy, Jennifer, Ralph, Jaffrie A. III., Jena, Matthew, Isabella, Michael and her great-grandson, Ryan; beloved sister of the late Margaret White, Frances Griffiths, James and Joseph Fitzgibbons and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Frank H. Carr Funeral Home, Charlestown. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For obituary and online condolences, please visit

Judith Murphy

Retired Educator and Antique Dealer

Judith H. (Haley) Murphy of Charlestown and Bonita Springs, Florida died on October 29. She was 78 years old.

The daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret Haley, she graduated from Wellesley High School in 1952, received a B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1956, and a Masters in Education from Harvard University in 1973. She married Jerry D. Murphy in 1956 and taught U.S. History at Westford Academy in Westford, Massachusetts until she retired in 1992. She and her husband, Jerry operated an antiques business, known as Copley South Antiques, from 1984 until 2001. During that time they enjoyed traveling in England for their business and made many friends.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband and by her three children, Deirdre Murphy of Sherborn, Massachusetts, Kevin Murphy and his wife, Mary Anne Caton of Montclair, New Jersey, and Bruce Murphy and his wife, Alessandra De Rosa of Rome, Italy. She is also survived by four grandchildren, William and Matthew Dawson, Lilla Caton and Llywelyn Murphy.

A memorial service was held at Saint Paul Catholic Church, Wellesley. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. McDermott Kidney Cancer Research Fund, Office of Development, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave. (BR), Boston, MA 02215. For guestbook, George F. Doherty & Sons Wellesley 781 235 4100

James Dunphy

Verizon Retiree

James B. Dunphy of Hanover, formerly of Milton, died at his home after a long illness on November 1. He was 63 years old.

Born in Boston, the son of the late John B. and Virginia (Burke) Dunphy, he retired after 41 years as a technician for Verizon and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era on the USS Saratoga.

He was the beloved husband of Christine (McPherson) Dunphy and loving father of Jennifer R. Dunphy of Charlestown, John G. Dunphy and James P. Dunphy, both of Hanover. He is also survived by his brothers John of Hopkinton, Paul of Needham, Gregory of Milton, Robert of Hopkinton, and his sisters Ann Chase of Maine, Rosemary MacDonald of Braintree and Eileen Meuse of Weymouth. He was the brother of the late Virginia St. Ives and also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Sullivan Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial was in Hanover Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Marathon Challenge, P.O. Box 41560, Boston, MA 02241. For online guestbook, visit

Linda Gallagher

Charlestown Resident

Linda A. (Johnson) Gallagher of Charlestown died on October 27.

She was the beloved wife of William T. Gallagher; devoted mother of Elizabeth and Timothy Gallagher, both of Charlestown; daughter of the late Carl Johnson and Agnes (McGonagle) Johnson and sister of David Johnson of Medford and the late Paul Johnson.

Funeral arrangements were by the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Trade Center, Woburn, MA 01801.

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