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Anne Marie Murphy Obituary

Anne Marie Murphy (Handout photo)
Anne Marie Murphy (Handout photo)
A happy soul. A good mother, wife and daughter. Artistic, fun-loving, witty and hardworking.

Remembering their daughter, Anne Marie Murphy, her parents had no shortage of adjectives to offer Newsday. When news of the shooting broke, Hugh and Alice McGowan waited for word of their daughter as hour by hour ticked by. And then it came.

Authorities told the couple their daughter was a hero who helped shield some of her students from the rain of bullets. As the grim news arrived, the victim's mother reached for her rosary.

"You don't expect your daughter to be murdered," her father told the newspaper. "It happens on TV. It happens elsewhere."

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Published in the The Journal News on December 18, 2012
Murphy, Anne Marie Anne Marie Murphy, 52, a 14 year resident of Sandy Hook, CT, formerly of Katonah, NY, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Sandy Hook School Tragedy. She was born July 25, 1960 in... Read Obituary
Published in News Times on December 18, 2012
Murphy, Anne Marie 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... Read Obituary

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