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PAWTUCKET - Matilda Dunphy, 97, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011. She was the wife of the late Michael Dunphy. Born in County Leitram, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Bridget (Deignan) Guckian. Mrs. Dunphy worked as a housekeeper in Pawtucket and Providence for many years before retiring.
She is survived by two daughters, Maureen Knabe and Sheila Bento and her husband Richard, a son, Edward Dunphy and his wife Suzanne, nine grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Elllen Dwyer, Agnes Carty, and Mary O'Rourke. She was also the grandmother of the late Craig Bento.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 9AM from the COSTIGAN-O'NEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM in Saint Teresa Church, 358 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours Wednesday 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Avenue, Lincoln, RI, 02865, would be appreciated. For online condolences, www.rifuneral.com