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Christine M. (Pratt) Murphy

Obituary for Christine M. (Pratt) Murphy

August 22, 1955 - October 28, 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts | Age 62

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Mrs. Christine M. (Pratt) Murphy, 62, of Gloucester passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at home. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Murphy.

Christine was born August 22, 1955 in Gloucester. She was the daughter of the late Gloucester natives Ralph and Josephine (Sallah) Pratt. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester, a graduate of St. Ann's School.

Christine's passion was working in retail. She shared her talent with the community as the owner of the former Errors from the East, on Main Street, Gloucester. Christine ran her shop for over 15 years until her retirement. She also worked for ARC as a care taker, Gloucester Marshalls and many other retail stores.

Christine was a wonderful loving mother who cherished the time she spent with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her warm smile and her contagious laughter. Christine was known for her generosity and she had a heart of gold. She helped many, especially those who struggled with addiction. Christine was a long time communicant of Holy Family Parish at St. Ann's Church.

She is survived by her two sons Matthew B. Murphy of So. Portland, ME and John L. O'Connor and his wife Enilse of Beverly. She is the youngest of nine brothers and sisters, Michael H. Pratt and his wife Gail (Martin), Mary Jo Montagnino and her husband James V., Joseph T. Pratt and his wife Carol (Mitchell), Karen Budrow, all of Gloucester, James A. Pratt and his wife Deborah (Nelson), of Rockport, MA, Stephanie P. Densmore and her late husband James of Shapleigh, ME and Shelly F. Pratt and her partner Fred Nelson and her brother- in- law Anthony Loiacano, of Gloucester. She is survived by her cherished grandchildren John Michael and Julianna O'Connor and Claire E. Murphy. Christine is also survived by her special aunt Regina Sallah Girard and her husband David of Magnolia, her uncle Majeed Sallah and his wife Aileen of Gloucester, her longtime friend and companion John Padre of Gloucester, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces & nephews and many beloved cousins.

In addition to her parents, She was predeceased by her sister Cynthia A. Loiacano, her daughter in law Roxanne Murphy, her brother in law James Densmore and her nephews Seamus Densmore, Thomas Pratt, Charles Pratt, great niece Malia Pratt and great nephew Charles Pratt.

Christine's visiting hours will be held at Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St. Gloucester on Thursday evening, November 2, 2017 from 4-7 PM. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Parish in St. Ann's Church, Pleasant St. Gloucester on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations in Christine's memory may be made to Holy Family Parish 74 Pleasant St. Gloucester, MA 01930 or PARRI Angel Program 186 Main Street, Suite 25A, Gloucester, MA 01930. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com

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