Anne M. Murray, 90, government worker

September 12, 2005

Anne M. Murray, a retired government worker and homemaker, died from complications of dementia Sept. 5 at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The former Towson resident was 90.

She was born Anne M. Dokovich in Homestead, Pa. She moved to East Lombard Street in the 1920s and graduated in 1937 from Seton High School.

Mrs. Murray's 30-year career with the federal government included serving at the Pentagon, where she was a member of Gen. Omar N. Bradley's staff when he was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She later worked for the Social Security Administration and retired in 1978 from the Defense Department's Defense Contract Administration.

In her retirement, Mrs. Murray helped care for children and senior citizens. She enjoyed crocheting and cooking.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road.

Surviving are two sons, Francis Thomas Murray of Baltimore and Richard J. Murray of Forest Hill; a daughter, Barbara A. Standley of Manassas, Va.; a brother, Walter Dauksa of Eureka, Calif.; and four grandsons. Her marriage to Francis Hayward Murray ended in divorce.

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