Cara Murtagh Death, Obituary : Peabody Public Schools Superintendent.

By | September 13, 2021

Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Friends and families are mourning the death of Peabody, MA public schools superintendent , Cara Murtagh, who died 44, died Friday November 25, 2019.

Murtagh took over as Peabody public schools superintendent , after six years as the assistant superintendent and 14 years as a principal and teacher in the district.

I am completely heartbroken and shocked. Cara Murtagh was an incredibly warm and caring person who was tirelessly dedicated to the well being of our students and high quality education of Peabody Public Schools.

She was always full of such joy and enthusiasm and touched so many lives. It was always such a pleasure to talk with her. We truly won’t be the same without her. Wrote Melissa Faria LaHaye  from Peabody, Massachusetts

Cara Murtagh Cause of Death.

She was said to have died from Heart Attack, according to the following statements released to the public by Michael Scarlata.

It’s a Sad Day in the Great City of Peabody. Superintendent of the Peabody School System Cara Murtagh passed away last night from a Heart Attack. She was an incredible leader and administrator. She will be sorely missed.

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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.


For the last 2 hours, I have been thinking of one of my favorite people, Cara Murtagh…

This is because 2 hours ago, I got what sounds like a very prestigious job, all because of Cara’s glowing recommendation of my work to the CEO of a grand organization.

Cara hired me NUMEROUS times over the last 25 years to visit and inspire the Peabody, Massachusetts Public Schools… including the creation of my BRADY / BELICHICK LEGO MOSAIC which went COMPLETELY VIRAL last winter.

I remember thinking… if there was ever a superintendent who deserves all the publicity and fanfare which this project fetched, it was Cara. COINCIDENCE? NO!!!! I am a firm believer that the ENERGY / VIBE / ATTITUDE you exude permeates throughout the entire world and has a way of coming BACK to you!

(I’ll post a nice photo that day below, in the comments.)

My own three kids remember how nice she was, 12 years ago, when she gave each of them a stuffed animal as a gift, when they helped deliver my paintings to a Peabody school.

And I will never forget the rousing, ROARING, yet warm, applause she received at the beginning of this school year when she unveiled her brand new and totally innovative, “Visions of the Graduate” plan for the entire city… where I accompanied her with my visuals, animations projected onto a big screen, and a new LEGO mosaic.

She was one of the KINDEST and MOST CARING people I have EVER met in my years of visiting schools… and being from Peabody, herself, Cara gave EVERYTHING towards making that city all it could be.

On snowy mornings, Cara would get in her car at 3am to scope out the driving conditions, just praying that she (with the DPW’s help) would make the right decision whether to call off school or not. All this was done out of a pure love for her students, desperately wanting to keep them all safe.

Seems only appropriate that I was working on a new, bright, sun-shiny LEGO mosaic when I just heard the shocking and heartbreaking news of her passing…

My LEGO sunshine totally radiates warmth and love just as Cara always did… and if my own personal belief is correct, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS DEATH! We just transition back to the Spirit world where we are still VERY much alive! So in that sense, this is a GLORIOUS day for our beloved friend and colleague, Cara, where I’m sure she will be SHINING DOWN on us all JUST like this LEGO sunshine!

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