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Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, October 31st, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Barbara W. (Murphy) Tildsley, who died on Monday, October 27th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, following a brief illness, at 79 years.  Her funeral mass will follow the visitation at the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), at 11 a.m.  Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.  Born & raised in Medford, she attended Medford schools & remained in Medford until moving to Vallejo, California in 1977 with her husband & ten children.  She returned to Massachusetts in 2008 after 31 years in California, making her home with her daughter, Joanne, of Revere.  In Vallejo, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post in Vallejo.  She was the wife of the late William H. Tildsley, Sr., who passed in June of 1991.  She is the devoted mother of Joanne L. Tildsley & her husband Henry R. of Revere, William H. Tildsley, Jr. & his wife Patti of Hawaii, Paul A. Tildsley of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sidney A. Tildsley & wife Mary of Aurora, Ohio, Barbara “Sissy” Schmidt & her husband Ritchie of Vallejo, CA, Thomas S. Tildsley of Vallejo, CA, Dorothy E. “Dolly” Sturtevant & her husband Wayne of New Haven, Vermont, Robert A. Tildsley & his wife Nan of Vallejo, CA, Michael S. Tildsley & his wife Beckie of Silver Springs, NC, & Victor L. Tildsley & his wife Cheryl of Vallejo, CA.  She is the dear sister to Pauline E. Howley of Thomas River, New Jersey, William T. Murphy of Oklahoma, Janice E. Nowak of West Medford, Virginia L. Matt & her husband Francis of Revere, & the late: Marjorie E. Murphy & Robert A. Murphy.  Also lovingly survived by 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, & many nieces & nephews.  She was also the daughter of the late: Paul W. Murphy & Dorothy W. (McMullen) Murphy.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.


Visiting Hours

Friday, October 31st, 2014 from 9 a.m – 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.


Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the: New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108.

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  1. Lorraine Butler
    Nov 23 2020

    Always remember the good times you had with your mother today is My father birthday he would been eighty four years old I do miss him

  2. Ken & Peg Bradley
    Oct 31 2014

    You are in our prayers. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a Great Lady.

  3. Bev Davis
    Oct 30 2014

    so sorry for your loss

  4. Doris Romano
    Oct 29 2014

    Deepest sympathy to the entire family.

  5. Nancy Nowak
    Oct 29 2014

    To the Tildsley family, the Murphy siblings, and extended families,
    I am saddened to hear of and sorry for your loss. May God ease your grief and restore peace to your souls.

  6. John & Norma Tango
    Oct 29 2014

    Our condolences to you karen and also your family ly

  7. Mark & Carroll Swager
    Oct 29 2014

    Sissy & Family: We are so incredibly sad for your loss. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories. You now have another angel to watch over you all!

  8. Bridget Doherty
    Oct 29 2014

    My deepest condolences are sent today for a Beautiful woman and to her loving family, May the strength of her love hold you softly as only a mothers arms can, while the winds shift slowly letting go of her hand. Her most generous Heart and abundant caring has touched many a soul with a fortunate sharing… Bless you Barbara for you have been a Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and I am honored to have known such a Strong, Beautiful, and Funny Lady… May you be at rest with your husband…. Love you Both…Bridget…

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