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Mary Lou O’Grady
(March 3, 1933 – May 1, 2020)

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Lou O’Grady announces her death in Quebec City at the age of 87 years.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband, Edward Murphy, and her children: Ivan (Siobhan Cleary), Gordon (Catherine Ciaravola), Pamela (Thomas Butler), Gregory (Christine Fortin), Nancy (Scott Hodgson), Anthony (Tracy Young) and Cynthia (Sandy Allen). She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Aelyn, Nolan, Oliver, Emlyn, Nicolas, Tymandra, Antonia, Richard, Jaspar, Mary Lou, Clara, Spencer, Cedric, James, and Charles; her brothers and sisters: Erwin (Patricia Eula), Kathleen (Charles Boylan), Eugene (Ellen Redmond), and Walter (Linda McCoy); her sisters-in-law Mariette Vallée and Elisabeth Drolet; as well as cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas O’Grady and Lucie Sheehan, as well as her brothers and sisters Shirley, Reginald, Francis, Thomas, and Rosina; her sisters-in-law Claudette Turmel and Pauline O’Farrell; her brothers-in-law Frank Brennan, Albert Kowal, and David Urquhart.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the personnel at Jeffery Hale Hospital and Laval Hospital (cardiology and geriatrics); particular thanks to Dr. Catherine Gagnon, Marie-Chantale Ahern, Denis De Montigny, Danielle Renaud, Mylène Arsenault, Isabelle Charest and France Gaudet for their exemplary care at the Jeffery Hale in the last weeks of Mary Lou’s life.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, a mass will take place at St. Patrick’s Church in Quebec City at an undetermined date. If you would like to extend condolences to the family, please do so at
Those who so desire may make donations in her memory to the Jeffery Hale–Saint Brigid’s Friends’ Foundation at
For more information:
Coopérative Funéraire Des Deux Rives (Sainte Foy)