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Lucille Leahy MacMurdy

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December 22, 1920 ~ February 23, 2014

Lucille Leahy MacMurdy passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at Goodwin House Alexandria on Sunday, 23 February. Lucille was born in Anniston Alabama on 22 December, 1920, the first child of Marie Lucille Mundie and Cornelius Michael Leahy. Lucille married William Lloyd MacMurdy of Erie Pennsylvania on 21 November 1939, and worked at Armour Meat Packing in Erie during the Second World War. Her late husband was a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. Among his other assignments Lt Col MacMurdy was a B-29 Radar Operator / Navigator, and during his career they lived in many different places, including California, Florida, Idaho, Arizona, Virginia, and Germany. Lucille headed the National Defense Committee of the Daughters of the American Revolution during the 1990s; assisting Phyllis Schlafly and working with the White House on the various political issues of the day. She is survived by four sons: Colonel William L MacMurdy Jr, US Army (Retired), Paul H MacMurdy, Douglas L MacMurdy, Michael J MacMurdy; and by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, and her second son, Captain Hugh G MacMurdy, US Army. A gravesite service is planned at a date to be announced.

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