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4th of July Parade Committee Selects Jeanne Murphy As Grand Marshal

By Jason Alexander
Updated April 23, 2020

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At Monday night’s meeting, the Fourth of July Parade Committee selected Crow Point resident Jeanne Murphy for the honor of this year’s Grand Marshal.

“I was humbled and deeply honored and quite surprised,” said Jeanne, a 60-year resident who raised her 6 children in Hingham. “I thought it was overwhelming that they would select me.  I’ve been loyal to this town and I love this town and am very grateful that they chose me.”

In making their decision, the Committee was particularly impressed with Jeanne’s decades of commitment to the Town.  “What caught me was the breadth and range of things that Mrs. Murphy has done,” said Gabby Roegner.  “Given this year’s theme in particular, the diversity on the button and the diversity of her contribution over the years.”  These contributions include being a member of the 350th Anniversary Committee in 1985, a member of the Country Club Management Committee and a 35-year member of the Community Center Board.

Jeanne has many fond memories of her years of service to the town she loves.  “One of my most favorite things was when I was on the 350th Committee for the Town,”  she said.  “I planned all the events for a whole year that would encompass everybody in the town.  We tried to have something every month.”  While on the Country Club Management Committee, she planned many events over a span of several years.  “We did kite day and a bunny brunch, and we did winter carnival and held a weekly fashion shows,” she recalled.  “We just tried to do something to make the club available to everybody, not just golfers.”

Every Tuesday Jeanne has a video conference call with her children.  They were delighted to hear the news that their mom would be honored in such a special way.

“We are so happy and proud to learn of our mom’s selection to be Grand Marshal of Hingham’s 4th of July parade.  This recognition represents her respect, dedication and genuine commitment to the town of Hingham and its many citizens for over sixty years.  From her early days working to keep the Crow Point Sailing Club open for us, to selecting a new principal for St. Paul’s School to being a member of the 350th Anniversary Committee right through the planning of the new Community Center, our has Mom always given her time and talent willingly and with love.  We are incredibly proud of her and her many accomplishments.  We are grateful to Jim Murphy and the 4th of July Parade Committee for publicly acknowledging her hard work and loyalty to Hingham throughout her life.” 

With sincere thanks,
The Peter & Jeanne Murphy Family
Paul, Drew, Greg, Geoffrey, Liz Kloak, Jayne Martinage and Jeanne’s sixteen grandchildren

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