Margaret H. "Maggie" Murtha

Murtha, Margaret “Maggie” 94, died peacefully on Thursday April 3,2014 at Coventry Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Coventry, RI. Born in Providence she was the daughter of Theodor Torndahl and Olga (Stahlberg) Torndahl. She was also the sister of the late Herbert Turndahl. Maggie is survived by her two daughters Christine Gibbons of Hope Valley, RI and Joyce Affleck of Keller, Texas. She also leaves three grandchildren, Tracy Kinkade, Matthew Gibbons, and Victor Affleck, four great- grandchildren, and a niece and nephew. She was a resident of Cranston for most of her life before moving to Hope Valley in 2008. She attended Cranston schools and graduated in the 1938 January class, Edgewood Secretarial School in 1939 and R.I. Bookkeeping and Accounting course in 1973. She was the Manager/Treasurer of the Federal Products Credit Union and upon retirement in 1986 was named Treasurer Emeritus by the Board of Directors. After retirement she enjoyed working in the Knightsville Branch of the Cranston Public Library for fifteen years. She loved spending time with her family; especially enjoying the visits with her great grandchildren! Maggie made friends easily maintaining those friendships throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed spending time at the ocean, breathing in the wonderful salt air, and enjoying the local seafood. She was a dedicated reader and had a passion for gardening and was also a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. Maggie was very proud to be a lifelong "Rhode Islander". A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday April 10th at 10:30am in the Bethany Lutheran Church Rolfe Street Cranston. Burial will follow in the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning prior to the funeral service beginning at 9:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cranston Public Library 140 Sockanosset Road Cranston, RI 02920 would be appreciated.

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Kathy & Dave Dickinson - 04/06/2014

Joyce and Charlie, Chris and David - we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you all, and we wish you peace.
Kathy & Dave

Janice & Paul Stroessner - 04/06/2014

Dear Chris, Dave and Family,, We are sad to hear af the loss of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Love, Janice and Paul

Ann Feeney - 04/07/2014

Many memories of this wonderful woman. She will be missed. What a beautiful life she had. We will miss her. Love always, Annie and Family

Patty Dalmazzi - 04/08/2014

Christine and family - may warm memories live on in your hearts and offer you peace and comfort in your time of sorrow. My sympathies to you and your family.

Susan Capaldo - 04/08/2014

Chris & Family - Thinking of you during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Gail & Jeff London - 05/12/2014

Joyce, Charlie & Victor, so sorry for your loss..thinking of you...with sympathy Gail & Jeff

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