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Mrs. Sara "Penny" Murdock

Obituary for Mrs. Sara "Penny" Murdock

March 12, 1943 - October 16, 2017
Walpole, Massachusetts | Age 74


Sara "Penny" (Mason) Murdock, age 74, passed away in the Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Norwood, Massachusetts on Monday, October 16, 2017. Born in South Bend, Indiana on March 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late William and Sara (Alterkruze) Mason. She spent her early years in the mid-west before her family settled in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Penny graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1965, earning her bachelor's degree. After graduation, she settled in Connecticut, where she took her first teaching position.

While living in Connecticut, Penny met her husband to be, Dennis C. Murdock, through his cousin. They were married a short time later on August 11, 1966 in Lynnfield and after taking their honeymoon in Falmouth, they made their home together in Randolph. Penny took a teaching position with the Holbrook High School, however after purchasing a home on Union Street in East Walpole in 1967, she left the working world, transitioning into the role of a homemaker, raising and caring for her family.

As her children grew up, Penny returned to her teaching career, taking a position at Walpole High School, working with the METCO program. After fifteen years of dedicated service to the students in Walpole, she changed her career path, taking a secretarial position with HNU in Newton, before retiring as a secretary at the Billings Human Services in Norwood.

From the time she was married, Penny loved spending a couple of weeks on Cape Cod during the summer months. After her retirement, she spent the month of February in southwest Florida and found her love for travel, taking many cruises. Back at home in Walpole, she loved playing bridge with her friends or hosting parties and cookouts around the backyard pool at her home. Most of all, she was a devoted family woman, who loved hosting the holidays where her whole family would be together.

Beloved wife of the late Dennis C. Murdock.
Loving mother of David Murdock and his wife Lindsey of Blackstone and Cheryl Brady and her husband Ken of Norfolk.
Cherished grandmother of Creighton, Alexander, Nicole, and Lauren.
Sister of the late William Mason and his surviving wife, Jan Lux of Beaver Dam, Virginia.
Daughter in law of Nancy Murdock of Franklin.
Sister in law of Jane Sears of Franklin.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Penny's Life Celebration on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4-7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole. A Funeral Service will be held in the Union Congregational Church, 55 Rhoades Avenue, East Walpole on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Union Congregational Church, 55 Rhoades Avenue, East Walpole, MA 02032.

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