, Derry, New Hampshire

April 3, 2014

Barbara A. Murphy, 76

Derry, NH — Barbara A. Murphy, 76, of Derry, NH, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry. She was born in Rochester, NH, on April 27, 1937, a daughter of the late Aaron and Doris (Springfield) Fickett. A lifelong resident of Derry, she was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1955. She married her husband, Merton, in 1955, and had taught for many years at Derry Village School. Mrs. Murphy had also delivered the Derry News with her husband for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. DeVenne and her husband, Walter, of Derry, and Pamela J. Martin of Derry; four grandchildren, John Martin, Jessica Martin, Michelle Martin, and Amanda DeVenne; and one great-granddaughter, Liliana Rose Arboleda. She was predeceased by her husband, Merton Murphy in 2010, and her brother, Richard A. Fickett in 2013.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. The burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery on E. Derry Road. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit,