Cara Murtagh (Courtesy Photo)
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Peabody mayor announces death of School Superintendent Cara Murtagh

Peabody residents celebrating the holidays' start were stunned to receive news from Mayor Edward Bettencourt Friday regarding the death of School Superintendent Cara Murtagh.

"I am very sorry to share with you the terrible news of the sudden and unexpected passing of School Superintendent Cara Murtagh.

Superintendent Murtagh’s talent, energy and can-do spirit inspired all those whose lives she touched.   Her selfless devotion to our students, faculty and staff, combined with her lifelong passion for education, lifted the entire Peabody schoo…

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