November 1, 1926 - August 17, 2021
Marie Josephine Mills Roe of Easton, Maryland passed from this life on August 17, 2021. She was 94 years old. Marie was a resident of Candlelight Cove. In her last moments, Marie was surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 1, 1926, in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Marie Kramer Mills Johnson and William Edward Mills. Marie was a graduate of Easton High School in June 1944. In April 1945, she received an appointment, as a clerk stenographer for the War Department, in Washington D.C. At the conclusion of World War II, she transferred to the Labor Department as Secretary. Following this assignment, she moved to Poughkeepsie, NY, where she worked as a secretary during the day, and sang at night with the LaFalce Brothers Orchestra. She returned to Easton in 1948, and married William Reynolds Murphy, they had three children. She was employed by the Maryland Department of Public Welfare, as the secretary to the director of the Talbot County Welfare Board in Easton. In 1961, She accepted a position as secretary to the President of Delmarva Narrow Fabrics. In June 1963, she was married to James Robert Roe of Easton Maryland. In June 1969, Marie returned to work for the State of Maryland, in the capacity of Executive Secretary to the Director of the Talbot County Department of Social Services, until her retirement in 1991. After the death of James Robert Roe, Marie enjoyed many years of companionship with her dear friend, T. Franklin Collins, Sr. formerly of Cambridge, Maryland. Together they traveled the world, and enjoyed theatre, and the Arts. Singing was one of Marie’s favorite pastimes, and she particularly enjoyed performing with the touring troupe of the Easton Elk Lodge # 1622. Marie’s favorite performances were on the Avalon theatre stage in her hometown of Easton. She was an active member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and sang in the Choir. She was a member of the Talbot County Historical Society, and the Academy of Arts Museum in Easton. She is survived by her children; Beverly Ann Booth, and her husband Harvey of Ocean View, Delaware, Brandon Reynolds Murphy, and his wife Katie of Easton, Maryland, Susan (NiNi) Marie Stull of Easton, Maryland. Marie has five grandchildren. Colin Reynolds Herlihy, Shannon Marie Stull, Caroline Mills Murphy, Rebecca Guyot Murphy, and Paige McDonald Murphy. Her service will be graveside at the New Spring Hill Cemetery, Aurora Street, Easton at 11:00 AM, Sunday August 22, 2021. A Celebration of Life reception will follow the burial at the Crystal Room in the Tidewater Inn, 101 E Dover St, Easton, MD at 12:00 noon. Please, no flowers. We prefer to request any gifts be made to Talbot County Hospice for their wonderful care and service. Don’t remember me with sadness, Don’t remember me with tears, Remember all the laughter, We’ve shared throughout the years. Now I am contented That my life it was worthwhile, Knowing that I passed along the way I made somebody smile. When you are walking down the street And you’ve got me on your mind, I’m walking in your footsteps Only half a step behind. So please don’t be unhappy Just because I’m out of sight, Remember that I’m with you Each morning, noon and night.
Marie Josephine Mills Roe of Easton, Maryland passed from this life on August 17, 2021. She was 94 years old. Marie was a resident of Candlelight Cove. In her last moments, Marie was surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November... View Obituary & Service Information
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