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AUG. 6, 1922 -- APRIL 24, 2005

Anne Murphy of Aurora, Ohio, a former Western New York resident and retired registered nurse, died Sunday in Aurora Manor nursing facility after a brief illness. She was 83.

Born Anne Doherty in Rileyville, Pa., she grew up on a farm in rural northeastern Pennsylvania.

She graduated from Honesdale Catholic High School in Honesdale, Pa., and later moved to New York City, where she graduated from Lenox Hill Hospital School of Nursing.

At Lenox Hill, where she started her career as a registered nurse, her patients included members of the New York Yankees and the composer Richard Rodgers.

She moved to Western New York in 1952.

Mrs. Murphy worked for 41 years as a nurse at various hospitals and in private practice for a physician, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of the outreach program at St. Amelia Catholic Church.

Her husband, Charles Sr., died in 1992. In 2003, she moved to Ohio to be closer to family.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Jr. of Montreal and Kevin of Hudson, Ohio; four sisters, Mary Doherty of Bethesda, Md., Monica Vavricka of Bordentown, N.J., Kathryn Lowe of Richfield, Ohio, and Helen Swinton of Port Richmond, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Friday in St. Amelia Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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