Anne Marie Murphy, Teacher

Anne Marie Murphy, a teacher in Newtown, CT, grew up in Katonah.

Anne Marie Murphy, 52, a 14-year resident of Sandy Hook, CT and formerly of Katonah, NY died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in the Sandy Hook School tragedy.

She was born July 25, 1960 in Mount Kisco, NY, the daughter of Dr. Hugh and Alice McGowan of Katonah. She graduated from St. Mary’s School in Katonah, John F. Kennedy H.S. in Somers, NY and Southern CT State University—with an MS degree in Education.

Anne was employed by the Newtown Board of Education as a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

She will be remembered for her love of the arts, walks in the outdoors and most importantly:  her family.

Anne is survived by her devoted husband, Michael, her loving children: Kelly, Colleen, Paige and Thomas, her beloved parents: Dr. Hugh and Alice McGowan of Katonah and dear siblings: Mary Pat of Ridgefield, CT, Alice of Newtown and Catherine of Katonah, and Hugh of Pawling, NY, Dr. Thomas of Somers and Peter of Troy, NY.

The family will receive friends at 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. 

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, Dec. 20 at St. Mary Of The Assumption R C Church, 117 Valley Road, Katonah, NY. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery,  Somers. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Rd., 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540, www.autismspeaks.org.



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