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Anna A. Murphy

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POWNAL -- Mrs. Anna A. Murphy, 59, wife of John P. Murphy, a resident of Cash Road, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington following a long illness.

Born in Concord, Mass., Sept. 17, 1944, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Doris (Grady) Stover. She received her education in the Maynard, Mass. schools.

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy were married in Las Vegas, Nev. in 1984. She was a homemaker who enjoyed baby sitting for children. She also loved animals.

Mrs. Murphy’s family would especially like to thank the staffs of both Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation for the loving and wonderful care that was given to Anna and also thank Drs. Dranginis, Mauer and Mensh for their care and support.

Survivors include her husband John P. Murphy of Pownal; a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Catina Thane of San Bernadino, Calif.; four grandchildren, D.J., Warren, Sierra and Aaron Thane; a sister, Jean Delfino and her companion Scott Testa of Powell, Tenn.; a brother, James Thane of Gardner, Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Maureen Elizabeth Benegas and her husband Leo of Brentwood, Calif., and Bridget J. Scarpinato and her husband Michael of North Massapequa, N.Y.; four brothers-in-law, William Murphy and his wife Harriet of Boynton Beach, Fla., Jeremiah Murphy and Walter Murphy, both of Great Neck, N.Y., and Dennis J. Murphy and his companion Marian Rapoport of Pownal; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Murphy was predeceased by two brothers, Brian and Keith Thane.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be in attendance. Memorial services celebrating the life of Anna A. Murphy will be held at a future date to be announced.

Should friends desire, contributions in memory of Anna A. Murphy may be made to the Activities Fund at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in care of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 13, 2004
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