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SPRINGERVILLE, ARIZONA Anne Marie McMurray, passed away at the age of 85 on September 16, 2012, at her home in Springerville, Arizona.
Anne was born on November 9, 1926 to Thomas "Terry" McMurray and Mary McCabe McMurray in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
She attended St. Bernard's Parochial School in Fitchburg until her high school graduation in 1945.
She enjoyed music, being an accomplished piano player, and singing. She also enjoyed card games of any type, going to the casino with friends, and spent many hours on her computer playing games and learning new things through Google. She read many books of different genre. In her earlier years, she truly liked camping out. At age 68, she learned to speak Spanish so that she could converse with the clerks and cashiers in stores where she shopped in Arizona.
She spent 30 years in the work force as a bookkeeper and office manager in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. She retired in 1991 and moved permanently to Arizona in 1993.
She is survived by her son, David Testa and wife, Patte of Atlantic, Iowa; her son, Stephen Testa of Milwaukee, WI; her daughter, Donna Cole and husband, Chuck of Green Bay, WI; her grandson, Blake Testa and friend, Melissa Petersen of Olivia, Minn.; great-grandsons, Chase Testa of Montevideo, Minn., and Tristan Testa of Willmar, Minn.; her brother, Thomas McMurray and wife, Genevieve of Uxbridge, MA; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Paul Testa, her parents, her brothers, Andrew, Paul, Philip, Ralph, Richard, her sisters, Mary Cormier and Isabelle Boucher.
MCMURRAY -- A memorial service was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Springerville, AZ on September 29, 2012.
Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Oct. 9, 2012