- October 21, 1961 - March 30, 2015
- Franklin, Massachusetts
of Zoe's Passing
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“Zoe, our dear friend in HeavenRemembering you in prayer today and how blessed we were to know you, such a special person! We miss you everyday,...Read More »
1 of 47 | Posted by: Kathy Corbett - Estero, FL
“There is not a day that goes by that you are not on my mind. Miss you Birdie!
2 of 47 | Posted by: Joanne Daly - Wrentham, MA
“Love you Very Much Zoe ThinK of You every DayMiss Your SmileMiss your BeautyMost Of all Miss You xoxoxoa
3 of 47 | Posted by: pam parramore - norfolk, MA
“With great sadness that we were unable to locate sooner in, life we send our deep regrets I'm the loss of Zoey. We are the family of Dr. and Mrs....Read More »
4 of 47 | Posted by: Lisa Goldman - Rio verde, AZ
“Very shocked & saddened to hear of Zoe's passing. I have lots of great memories of growing up in Dorchester with the Murphy family. My condolences...Read More »
5 of 47 | Posted by: Sean Durant - Boston, MA
“Michael, we just learned of Zoe's passing. We send our sincerest sympathies to you and your family. We will keep her and all of you in our prayers...Read More »
6 of 47 | Posted by: Chris Carney - Norfolk, MA
“I only met Zoe a few times, but she was one of the kindest people ive ever known. She was so welcoming to me and my kids, letting us swim in her pool...Read More »
7 of 47 | Posted by: Laurice nickiloulias - taunton, MA
“Dear Michael, Shane, SarahOur heartfelt sympathy to you, Galvin/Murphy families in the passing of your beloved wife and mother.Words cannot express...Read More »
8 of 47 | Posted by: Kathy & Bill Corbett - Estero, FL
“I am very sorry for your loss Mike and your children. I had not talked with the two of your from 1979 at Boston Latin. I recently had a stroke and...Read More »
9 of 47 | Posted by: Leo Cardarelli - Fitchburg, MA
“Miss you my Best friend, Your beautiful smile your beautiful way your beautiful love..There isnt a day that goes by I always will love you ..xoxoxo
10 of 47 | Posted by: pam parramore - norfolk, MA
“I was so sorry to hear the very sad news about Zoe. She was a wonderful colleague and friend and will be greatly missed. Amy Hunter
11 of 47 | Posted by: A friend
“Dear Michael, Sarah, Shane & The Murphy Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Zoe was a beautiful human being with a beautiful spirit. She...Read More »
12 of 47 | Posted by: Dawn Gaudet - Franklin, MA
“My deepest condolences go out to Mike and the entire Galvin and Murphy families. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful...Read More »
13 of 47 | Posted by: Stephen Jepsen - Chevy Chase, MD
“Mike and family so sorry for your lost may she RIP
14 of 47 | Posted by: louie ferreira - Warwick, RI
“I am devastated to learn of your loss. Zoe and I worked together in banking many years ago. She was a bright, fun-loving, articulate and caring...Read More »
15 of 47 | Posted by: Robin King - West Roxbury, MA
“Dear Michael, Shane and Sarah:
I was fortunate enough to have worked with Zoey early in our banking careers. I will remember her eternal optimism,...Read More »
16 of 47 | Posted by: Gayle Rosenfeld - Framingham, MA
“To the Families of Zoe and Tom Murphy,
I had the privilege of caring for Zoe. She was one of the kindest, warm-hearted and brave woman I have...Read More »
17 of 47 | Posted by: Dr Cheryl Hardenbrook - Franklin, MA
“So sorry for the Galvin and Murphy families, my prayers are with you all.
18 of 47 | Posted by: Linda Molesworth - Huntingtown, MD
“Michael, Shane and Sara, we are so, so sorry to hear of Zoe's passing. May beautiful memories of times together help you thru this difficult time....Read More »
19 of 47 | Posted by: Dan and Eileen (Senior) McGrail - MA
“Dear Michael, Shane and Sarah,
There are no words at this most difficult time. Please take solace that God has called home his beloved angel.
Zoe was...Read More »
20 of 47 | Posted by: Dan Dwan, Jr - Dedham, MA
“Our heartfelt prayers on your loss. My the memory of her life bring you comfort.
Carol Linnane Eubanks
21 of 47 | Posted by: Carol Linnane Eubanks - NC
“To the Galvin family we extend our deepest sympathy for your loss.
22 of 47 | Posted by: Walter and Jean Young - Mashpee, MA
“I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. We look forward to the day when God promises that no will be sick. I wish your family the best.
23 of 47 | Posted by: Shannan - FL
“We are so sad to hear the news and send love and light to your family. Annie has many fond memories of visits at your home over the years and fun...Read More »
24 of 47 | Posted by: Colette Fearnley - West Roxbury, MA
“Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Murphy and Galvin families and their friends. Michael, yours and Zoe's is s great love story, the...Read More »
25 of 47 | Posted by: Tony De Luz - Sedona, AZ - Friend
“Michael, Shane and Sarah we are thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time. Much Love Brad and Marianne Wills
26 of 47 | Posted by: Marianne and Brad Wills - MA
“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
27 of 47 | Posted by: A friend
I was so saddened by the news of the passing of your wife. Please accept my condolences for you and your family.
28 of 47 | Posted by: Mark Jago - Bonita Springs, FL
“Thank you for being our friend Zoe- you are a wonderful person ,mother ,wife and friend. You have always welcomed us into your home and supported us....Read More »
29 of 47 | Posted by: John , Ann & The Donahoe Family - MA
“Paula and I are sorry to hear of your loss. Although we are in Florida, are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
30 of 47 | Posted by: Bill Richard
“Dear Michael, so sorry to see that you lost Zoe.Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. I'mSure she is with your mother, who adored her. WeHad a...Read More »
31 of 47 | Posted by: SALLY & FRANNIE CROWLEY - DEDHAM, MA
“I love you with all my heart and soul xoxoxoxxo miss you so much
32 of 47 | Posted by: Pamela Parramore - norfolk, MA
“Michael, Shane And Sarah, Nancy and I were so sad to hear of Zoe's passing. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers. Zoe was a battler you...Read More »
33 of 47 | Posted by: Robert Hennessey - Plymouth, MA
“Mike, our sincere condolences on the loss of your wife Zoe. She was quite a mother, friend, and partner. She is in our thoughts and proyers.
34 of 47 | Posted by: Mary and Jim Devlin - Foxboro, MA
“Zoe, you are and always will be my forever best friend. You have shown us all what an incredible person you really are. You are truly an angel and...Read More »
35 of 47 | Posted by: Joanne Daly - Wrentham, MA
36 of 47 | Posted by: beth carroll
“Mike~ Warren and I are SO saddened to hear of Zoe's passing! She was a fighter. Please know that you and the whole family are in our prayers. And...Read More »
37 of 47 | Posted by: Warren and Maria Goodwin - MA
“Michael, Shane and Sarah you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Zoe was an extraordinary person and truly one of the nicest.
With our deepest...Read More »
38 of 47 | Posted by: Ruth Keeley - Bentonville, AR
“Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Michael, Shane, Sarah and the entire Galvin and Murphy families.
So sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace...Read More »
39 of 47 | Posted by: Chip & Marianne Panciocco - MA
“We are all better people by knowing Zoe. She enriched everyones life that she touched. We spent many a cold day at the barn watching the girls ride...Read More »
40 of 47 | Posted by: Holly Lucas Murphy - Medway, MA
“Deepest condolences go out to The Galvin and Murphy Family. Rest in peace Zoe.
41 of 47 | Posted by: Brendan Murphy - South Weymouth, MA
“i have such fond memories of the Murphy family as we shared our many years of close friendship as neighbours on Melville Ave in Dorchester. My...Read More »
42 of 47 | Posted by: marlene putman - essex, MA
“I am so sorry for your family's loss. Although I never had the chance to meet Zoe, I was told of what a wonderful person she was from folks that are...Read More »
43 of 47 | Posted by: Drew Mullert - Mansfield, MA
“From the first day I met you many years ago, I knew that you were a very special person. That infectious laugh of yours along with that beautiful...Read More »
44 of 47 | Posted by: Erin Mcdonough - Dorchester, MA
“There are so many words that can describe Zoe: joyful, uplifting, loving, gracious, kind, generous, dedicated, intelligent, funny, caring, positive,...Read More »
45 of 47 | Posted by: Jenny Taylor-Reks - Wrentham, MA
“Zoe truly represented all that is good in our world.from her warm smile, infectious laugh, inclusion of many, meaningful notes, interest in others,...Read More »
46 of 47 | Posted by: Lisa Buccella - Franklin, MA
“This world was a better place while Zoe was here with us,
but heaven will welcome Her now.
Bob and I will always remember You,
especially our week...Read More »
47 of 47 | Posted by: Bob and Sandy Ford - North Easton, MA
Zoe S. (Murphy) Galvin 53, of Franklin, died peacefully, at her home surrounded by her family, Monday, March 30, 2015 following a brave and courageous battle against cancer. She was the beloved wife of Michael E. Galvin.
Born October 21, 1961 in Boston, a daughter of the late George A. and Kathleen H. (Doyle) Murphy, she was a former resident of Dorchester and had lived in Franklin since 1992.
She was raised in Boston and attended Boston Latin School, where she met her husband, and was a graduate of Suffolk University, where she received a bachelor's degree in Business and a minor in marketing. Zoe was a former Vice President of commercial lending at Boston Private Bank and Trust.
Following the birth of her children, she left the banking industry and became a fulltime "Mom", devoted to her husband and children she was always there for her family. She followed all the Boston sports teams, and enjoyed reading, traveling to Lake George, New York, and to the family camp at Belgrade Lakes, Maine. Zoe was a former competitive tennis player and played on the Adirondack Club's tennis team and was a member of St. Mary's Church, Franklin.
Zoe was a loving, kind, and helpful person, who faced her diagnosis without fear and was still thinking of others even to the day of her passing.
In addition to her husband of 29 years, she is survived by her children; Shane M. Galvin & Sarah L. Galvin of Franklin, her siblings; Louise D. Murphy of Braintree, Geoffrey J. Murphy of New York City, Nicholas P. Murphy of Winthrop, Amy M. Murphy of Madison, Alabama, George B. Murphy of Quincy and Thomas D. Murphy of Bellingham. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and her pride and joy "Bella".
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Tuesday April 7th, at 9AM from the Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. with a funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church 1 Church Sq. Franklin at 10AM. Interment at St. Francis Cemetery, Waterville, Maine will be held at a later date.
Calling hours are Monday April 6th, from 4-8PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Massachusetts Affiliate 200 Brickstone Square, Suite 407 Andover, MA 01810.