Catherine F. Murphy, 91, Westport

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Catherine F. Murphy, 91, of Westport passed away on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Clifton Rehabilitative Nursing Center after a brief illness.  She was born in Fall River, daughter of the late Nora (Blanchette) and John Murphy.  She lived most of her life in Westport.

Catherine worked many years in the business office at Hoyt Manufacturing.  She retired to Tuftonboro, NH, to summer for several years.

She enjoyed traveling, with her two favorite destinations being Ireland and visiting with her beloved family in Canada.  Catherine had many hobbies throughout her life including cross country skiing, swimming, ice skating, walking and also liked to spend her leisure time reading books and listening to music.  She had a special place in her heart for animals.

Catherine leaves behind many young people whose lives she touched over the years as well as wonderful family and friends. A special thanks to the entire staff at Clifton for their kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721.

Private arrangements were held under the direction of the Potter Funeral Home, 81 Reed Road, Westport.

To sign the on-line guest book, please visit www.potterfuneralservice.com.

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