Obituary: 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.


TIM December 19, 2012 at 08:31 PM
You are not dead. As a matter of fact nobody ever dies. You want to know why? Because you're going to live inside everybody who ever knew you, everyone you ever touched no matter how little. And the people who love you- your mom, your dad, your brothers, sisters, your friends at school- they're never going to stop thinking about you. Or talking about you. They're never going to forget you cause that never goes away. You're never going to die cause you were loved. Because you loved. You're going to live forever. We all will." Tim McDonough December 14 2012
Lucille Warren January 25, 2013 at 04:06 PM
To the family of the deceased I am truly sorry for your lost, It’s never easy to lose someone you love. The pane can sometimes be unbearable at the time, but there is hope! it is human and natural to grieve and we should not feel ashamed to let our grief be manifest. Even when tempered by the hope of the resurrection, the death of a loved one is still a traumatic loss, which is deeply felt. YES resurrection! Jesus performed that unforgettable resurrection in front of many eyewitnesses. It was a token of the future resurrection that he had predicted on an earlier occasion, when he said: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear [the Son of God’s] voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”—John 5:28, 29 With this HOPE you can see your loved ones again. When death strikes a loved one, for example, hope can make a world of difference to the survivors. The apostle Paul wrote to the Christians at Thessalonica: “We do not want you to be ignorant concerning those who are sleeping in death; that you may not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.”—1 THESSALONIANS 4:13. If you would like to know more, you can reach me at: . Lucille Warren 155 Orawaupum St. White Plains NY 10606


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