Ida M. (Smith) Murphy-Rawcliffe


Ida M. (Smith) Murphy-Rawcliffe, 90, of Swansea, Massachusetts passed away January 9, 2014 at the Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Murphy.

She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Nightingale) Smith. Ida was employed as a salesperson for the Busy Bee Shop in Swansea for 13 years, retiring in 1990. She is survived by one son, Frank Rawcliffe and his wife, Janet, of Warwick; one stepson, Daniel J. Murphy and his wife, Jeanne, of Florida; two cherished granddaughters, Michelle Rawcliffe and Mandy Rawcliffe-Arnold; one great-grandson, Ryan Arnold. She was the sister of the late Gilbert Smith, George Cummings, Joseph Smith, Lil Skurka, Emma Obuchon and Ruth Unwin.

Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 14, at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown. Visiting hours Monday 5-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Ryan Quirk Medical Fund, 915 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, RI 02920, will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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