Dorothy Ann Murphy


Dorothy Ann Murphy

a secretary

Dorothy Ann (Hobin) Murphy, 80, of Warwick, died peacefully at Kent Hospital March 25, 2012. She was the loving wife of Raymond B. Murphy. The couple had been married for 61 years.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late John M. Hobin and Mary E. (Collins) Hobin. Mrs. Murphy was employed as a secretary for Ballou, Johnson & Nichols and previously at Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co. for several years. She was a member of Sts. Rose & Clement Parish and an avid Red Sox fan.

Besides her husband she is survived by her devoted children, Dorothy A. Lutynski and her husband, Eric, of Warwick, Kathryn P. Fitzgerald and her husband, James, of Clinton, Conn., William M. Murphy and his wife, Machaela R., of Warwick, Joanne M. Pfeiler and her husband, Joseph, of Warwick and Maureen E. Murphy of Warwick. She was the mother of the late Raymond B. Murphy Jr. and James R. Murphy. She was the cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and sister of William Hobin of Massachusetts, James Hobin of North Carolina, Raymond Hobin of East Greenwich, Robert Hobin of Warwick and the late Mary Goodman, John Hobin, Claire Deery and Kathryn Dannemann. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral will be held March 29 9:30 a.m. from Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Clement Church, 111 Long St., Warwick. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.

Gifts in her memory to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 will be appreciated. For information and guest book visit