Anne Morris Dulin, 54, microbiologist for U.S. Anne...

March 02, 2002

Anne Morris Dulin, 54, microbiologist for U.S.

Anne Morris Dulin, a former microbiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died Sunday of complications from surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 54 and lived in Severna Park.

During her 20-year career with the federal government, Mrs. Dulin conducted research that resulted in the revision of meat and poultry inspection standards, and an increase in the milk production of dairy cattle.

She wrote 38 scientific journal abstracts and traveled the country to lecture at professional conferences. She was a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, the Association of Women in Science and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

She retired in 1996 and became a certified water aerobics instructor. She worked at several Anne Arundel County health clubs, including the Severna Park Health and Fitness Club. She also taught microbiology at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold for two years. She enjoyed needlecraft and knitting, and kept a herb garden.

A Danbury, Conn., native, she earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology from Western Connecticut State University at Danbury.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Chartwell Country Club, 1 Chartwell Drive, Severna Park.

Mrs. Dulin is survived by her husband of 28 years, Stephen Dulin; two sons, Blaine and Kyle Dulin of Severna Park; her mother, Anne Morris of Danbury; two brothers, Peter Morris of Denver, and Paul Morris of Frankfurt, Germany; three sisters, Pat Lee of Danbury, Marion Morris of Washington, and Kathy deRham of Dorset, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Serenity Memorial and Bowl Fund, in care of Robert Ray, 855 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park 21146.

Mary Angela Murphy, 57, homemaker, volunteer

Mary Angela Murphy, a homemaker and volunteer, died Thursday of ovarian cancer at her Rockville home. She was 57.

A Rockville resident since 1974, Mrs. Murphy was a communicant and active in the affairs of St. Jude Roman Catholic Church where she served as chairwoman of the education committee. She also headed the church's fund-raising committee.

During the late 1990s, she worked as the part-time office manager for Wheaton Tile Co. until becoming ill in 2000.

Mary Angela Mace was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from the now-closed Mount St. Agnes High School in Mount Washington. She earned her bachelor's degree in English from Regis College in Weston, Mass., in 1966.

She worked for New England Telephone & Telegraph in Boston, and later was a computer programmer in Honolulu for Castle & Cook, a shipping firm. In 1972, she married Matthew F. Murphy Sr., who survives her.

Mrs. Murphy was also an avid vegetable and flower gardener.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, 12701 Beiris Mill Road, Rockville.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Matthew F. Murphy Jr. of Rockville; two daughters, Mary-Angela Thurman of Atlanta and Patricia Murphy of Rockville; her mother, Elizabeth Mace of Towson; a brother, Joseph C. Mace of Baltimore; and a sister, Elizabeth Brocato of Long Beach Key, Fla.

Carolyn A.T. Handy, 71, factory worker, gardener

Carolyn Aline Truitt Handy, a retired factory worker and avid gardener, died Sunday of a heart attack at her West Baltimore home. She was 71.

Until retiring in 1996, Mrs. Handy worked for 17 years at the Maryland Brush Co. in Baltimore.

An avid gardener, she turned her West Baltimore rowhouse yard into a thriving vegetable garden that kept family and neighbors supplied with fresh tomatoes, carrots, string beans, cucumbers and strawberries, said family members.

Carolyn Aline Truitt was born and raised in Snow Hill, and graduated from Worcester High School. She was married in 1952 to Wesley Handy, a General Motors assembly line worker, who died in 1988.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, South Collins Street, in Snow Hill.

Mrs. Handy is survived by a stepdaughter, Barbara Banks Jones of Princess Anne; a brother, Luther Truitt of Wilmington, Del.; four sisters, Ruby Mills of Snow Hill, Marie Waters of Glen Burnie, Anna Purnell of Berlin, and Mable Foreman of Salisbury; and two step-grandchildren.

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