Agnes Loretta Murphy

Agnes Loretta Murphy (Jacquard)

July 17, 1943 - January 21, 2020
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WESTFORD - Agnes Loretta (Jacquard) Murphy, a longtime resident of Westford, passed away peacefully in the company of her family at High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of James J. Murphy with whom she has enjoyed 55 years of marriage.

Born on July 17, 1943 in Nova Scotia, she was one of eighteen children born to John Bernard and Mary Emilienne (Muise) Jacquard.

In 1963, Loretta moved to the United States to work as a Nanny, caring for triplets. She soon met Jim and they were married on December 4, 1964. Loretta was very good at interior decorating, something she enjoyed immensely. She loved sewing, camping and traveling with her family. She had a reputation as an amazing cook. Loretta will be fondly remembered for her sunny disposition, her warm smile and the humor and kindness she showed to everyone. A beacon of love, she never forgot a birthday or failed to mail a card for every occasion - and everywhere she went, she made a new friend.

In addition to her husband, Loretta is survived by her children; Mark Murphy of Edmonds, WA and Judith Loiselle and her husband, Albert of Pepperell, and grandchildren; Corie Hess and her husband, Ryan of Indiana and their son, Alexander (her first and only great-grandchild), and Ryan Loiselle and his girlfriend, Keri-Lynn McCarthy of Pepperell. She is further survived by her sisters; Myrtle LeBlanc, Eva LeBlanc, Ida LeBlanc, Susan Wagner, Barbara White, Norma Jacquard, Pauline Jacquard and Deborah Muise, and brothers; James, Delbert, Elmer and Bradford Jacquard, as well as their husbands and wives, all of Canada and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister-in-law of Judith Kincaid of Wilmington, Edward Murphy of Dover, NH, and Dennis Murphy and his wife, Audrey of Wakefield. She will also be missed by her beloved dog, Cody. Loretta was predeceased by her brothers; Richard and Otis Jacquard and her in-laws; Byron Kincaid and Beverly Murphy.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, February 1st from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford.

Funeral Service and interment will be held privately.

For those who desire, memorial donations may be made to Home Health Foundation, Attn: Community Engagement, 360 Merrimack St., Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.

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  • Visitation

    February 1, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    February 1, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Interment

    Funeral Service & Interment will be held privately.
    Address Not Available


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Dave Smith

Posted at 07:58pm
RIP Loretta. You were my friends love & best friend. I will always remember your humor & good nature. You were so very kind to my son when he first met you many years ago. I always enjoyed listening to you tell a story when I came up to visit you & Murph. You are gone but will never be forgotton. My condolences to my very good friend Murph, your son Mark, & daughter Judy.

Norma Jacquard

Posted at 01:00pm
Dear Loretta, it was a pleasure seeing you two weeks ago & having laughs just like old time. Sorry we can't be with you today. May you rest in peace as you sure fought a tough battle. We will miss you & we love you lots. Love your God child & sister Norma & sister Barbara. Xoxo

Jean Surette

Posted at 01:52pm
Sending our deepest Condolences to all the family, lots of love your big Brother James,Freda,Anna and Tommy xo

Jean Surette

Posted at 01:50pm
Sending our deepest Condolences, I will miss you Tante Loretta you always had such a big smile,I always loved seeing you, we didn't get to see one another lots but when I did I always Loved seeing you, I know that you loved Pictures just like I do and you enjoyed keeping in touch by email , love you lots Jean

Susan Wagner

Posted at 06:29pm
Dear Loretta,
You were one of a kind. A very stylish person in your own class. An awesome, loving, caring sister and friend. We will miss your great sense of humour. May you rest in peace.
Love sister Susan and brother in law Myles

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