Mary R. "Aunt Mary" Murphy, 90, a five-year resident of the Annapolis area and previously of Annandale, died peacefully February 23 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Born at her parent's home on January 21, 1924 in Washington, DC, Aunt Mary graduated from Eastern High School in 1943.
She married her first husband, Warner Settle, in 1947 and together they opened a Gulf gas station in Annandale in the 1950s. Warner managed the station operations while Aunt Mary managed the books. They operated the station until Warner's death in 1967.
Aunt Mary later married Jack Murphy who also preceded her in death. She provided her mother a home for the last 30 years of her mother's life. Aunt Mary enjoyed spending time with family and friends and sharing her positive attitude and a cocktail with them.
In addition to her husbands, Aunt Mary was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Robinson.
She is survived by her nephews, Jim and Bill Robinson and their families.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Thursday, February 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville.
Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.