Remembering one of our own, Ann Marie Murphy


The Kennedy Catholic/Saint Mary’s community is heartbroken over the loss of Anne Marie McGowan Murphy ’78.  Those who know her remember her fondly. Below you will find links to articles written about Anne Marie

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Anne Marie Murphy, 52, a 14 year resident of Sandy Hook, CT, formerly of Katonah, NY, died Friday, December 14, 2012, at 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, and 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 Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Wednesday, December 19 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 am on Thursday, December 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.

Alternately, if you would like a donation to go to the scholarship fund for the children of Anne Marie Murphy, please note “Anne Marie Murphy” on your donation to:

The Glenn Atkinson Memorial Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 3322
Newtown, CT 06470





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