Supriya Chowdry, 50, medical assistant

April 03, 2006

Supriya Chowdry, a medical assistant in Ellicott City, died of cancer March 26 at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Columbia resident was 50.

Supriya Mookherjee was born in Calcutta, India, and earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a master's degree in psychology at the University of Calcutta.

She moved to Baltimore in 1978 with her husband, Barun Chowdry, a certified public accountant. He died last year. They had been married for 26 years.

Known as Sue, Mrs. Chowdry worked for 15 years as a medical assistant at Crossroads Medical Associates, an internal medical practice in Ellicott City.

She was a former member of the Greater Baltimore Temple and for the past 25 years belonged to Prantik of Baltimore, a Bengali cultural group.

Family members said she drew and painted, cooked Indian foods and collected antiques.

Services were held Tuesday in Laurel.

She is survived by a daughter, Rajasree Pia Chowdry of Columbia.

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