Katherine E. Murray, 80, homemaker, volunteer

Katherine E. Murray, a homemaker who was active at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Odenton, died of heart failure Aug. 12 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She was 80.

Born Katherine Eugenia Gately in Baltimore, she was raised in Irvington and Catonsville. After graduating from Mount DeSales Academy in 1940, she went to work for the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.


She worked in sales in the early 1950s at McDowell & Co., the former North Charles Street rug dealer, before her 1954 marriage to George T. Murray.

An Odenton resident for nearly 50 years, Mrs. Murray volunteered with the Little Sisters of the Poor and was an area coordinator for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Odenton Heritage Center.


Mrs. Murray was an active communicant at St. Joseph, and a member and past president of its Ladies Sodality. She also was an avid gardener and flower arranger.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered at the church Saturday.

Mrs. Murray is survived by her husband of 49 years; two sons, Michael K. Murray of Crownsville and the Rev. Kevin R. Murray of Philadelphia; and five grandchildren.

For the record

Katherine E. Murray: An obituary in yesterday's editions for Katherine E. Murray omitted, in the list of survivors, her daughter, Kaycee McKenna of Elkridge. The Sun regrets the error.