Cecilia W. Murphy, a retired telecommunications worker who also had been co-owner of a restaurant at Belvedere Square, died of multiple sclerosis Nov. 11 at her Towson home. She was 55.
The daughter of Robert F. Wintz, a salesman, and Lorraine Gill Wintz, a medical receptionist, Cecilia Marie Wintz was born in Baltimore and raised in Loch Raven Village.
She was a 1977 graduate of Mercy High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1981 from what is now Notre Dame of Maryland University. In the late 1990s, she earned a master's degree in business from the Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Murphy worked in telecommunications at USF&G from 1981 to 1999 and in a similar position at Wachovia Bank until retiring in 2008.
From 1982 until 1996, she was co-owner of Murphy's Govans Bar & Grill, across York Road from the Senator Theatre, with her husband, William James Murphy. The couple later divorced.