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Josephine P. Marr
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Falmouth Foreside - Josephine Patricia Marr (Morris) died peacefully at home Sunday, May 20th, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was 84.

She leaves her beloved husband John; daughter, Elizabeth and husband Michael of Cumberland; son, John Jr. and wife Rebecca of Falmouth; son, Timothy and wife Jamie of Portland; son, William and wife Lisa of Larchmont, New York; and daughter, Abigail and husband George of Yarmouth. She also leaves 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Born March 12, 1934, to John and Mary (McDermott) Morris who had moved to Maine from Ireland, Josephine graduated Cathedral High School in 1951, was a devoted Catholic and lifelong communicant of Holy Martyrs where she was baptized, married, and where her funeral Mass will be celebrated. One of 7 children and a proud twin, she leaves her sister Mary T. Honan of Falmouth, and was predeceased by brothers John (“Brother”), Edward, twin Joseph, and sisters Ann and Barbara. She will be missed by dozens of nieces and nephews who cherished their Aunt “Pretty Penie.”

Married since 1956, Josephine was a devoted wife and mother. She and John enjoyed many years with family and friends on Falmouth Foreside, in Naples, Florida, traveling, and playing golf. Jo was known to many for her vibrant personality and competitive nature. She was always up for rummy, backgammon, bowling, golf, or any other game as long as it was played for money. No moment was too big for Jo and she thrived under pressure as evidenced by her multiple women’s golf championships and 3 hole in ones.

The Marr family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers who took such incredible care of Josephine over the past several years; Patti Bruce, Kim Hobbs, April Ballard, Megan Cressler, Emily Brown, and Martha Martin.

Visiting Hours celebrating Jo’s life will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 4-7PM at the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Friday, May 25 at 12PM followed by a 1PM Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Falmouth. To view Jo’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to support the Josephine and John Marr Alzheimer’s Research Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Memorial gifts can be made online at

Or checks can be made payable to:

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
(“in memory of Josephine Marr” in memo line)
Development Office, 116 Huntington Ave – 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02116

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Visiting Hours




4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home - Portland Chapel

172 State Street
Portland, ME 04101

Mass of Christian Burial




1:00 PM
Holy Martyrs Church

266 Foreside Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105


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