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After a struggle with a vicious and virtually untreatable form of cancer, Dori passed away on Christmas Day 2015 with her best friend and her son by her side. She was 55 years old. Known by many as Acharya S., Dori was a scholar and prolific writer and left behind a legacy of completed work, as well as a trove of unfinished projects and ideas for future books, articles and videos. Dori grew up in Avon. As a child she developed an interest in Greek Mythology, which evolved into her life's work exploring, writing and teaching about the origins of religion, mythology and astrotheology. Dori attended Avon public schools and Franklin & Marshall College where she earned her degree in Classics - Greek Civilization. Following graduation she spent time in Greece where she became a member of the American School of Classical Studies and studied languages and archaeology, serving as a trenchmaster for archaeological digs. Upon her return Dori worked with Dr. Kenneth Feder on digs in CT.. Dori founded Stellar House Publishing Company, and websites TruthBeKnown.com., and FreeThoughtNation.com. She authored several books which received critical acclaim. She also wrote numerous articles, and shared her knowledge on many radio and video interviews. She leaves to carry on her memory and her work: her son Jason, the light and focus of her life; her partner and best friend N. W. Barker; her sisters Alison Murdock of New Hartford and Pamela Polderman of Barkhamsted; her aunt Dorothy Jensen; step-siblings Stuart France, Jennifer France and John France, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends all over the Earth. She was predeceased by her father, James Milne Murdock, her mother, Beatrice Murdock-France, and stepfather Herbert France. Funeral arrangements are private and there are no calling hours. A global on-line celebration of her life will be held on her birthday, 3/27/16 on her Facebook page. For more information about Dori and to make contributions to support her son Jason and continue her work, please visit any of the following sites: http://www.truthbeknown.com; freethoughtnation.com; https://www.facebook.com/acharyas


Published in The Hartford Courant on Jan. 24, 2016
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