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Katonah's Anne Marie Murphy, Newtown hero, funeral Mass

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at St. Mary's

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners gather during the funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Katonah for Anne Marie Murphy, who was one of the victims of the Newtown shootings. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at St. Mary's
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Pallbearers carry the casket after the funeral Mass
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Pallbearers carry the casket after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners, including Anne Marie Murphy's parents Alice and
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners, including Anne Marie Murphy's parents Alice and Hugh McGowan at center, follow Murphy's casket after her funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Pallbearers carry the casket after the funeral Mass
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Pallbearers carry the casket after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners leave after the funeral Mass at St.
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners leave after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners pass the funeral coach after the funeral
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners pass the funeral coach after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Alice McGowan, the mother of teacher Anne Marie
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Alice McGowan, the mother of teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn., wipes a tear after being blessed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, behind her, after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners console each other after the funeral Mass
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners console each other after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners console each other after the funeral Mass
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners console each other after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan blesses mourners after the funeral
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Cardinal Timothy Dolan blesses mourners after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. Tom Newman of Katonah, brother-in-law of Anne Marie Murphy who earlier read a statement from the family, reacts at center. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners congregate after the funeral Mass at St.
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners congregate after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners console each other after the funeral Mass
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners console each other after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

A funeral coach carrying family of slain Sandy
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

A funeral coach carrying family of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Anne Marie Murphy passes a school bus carrying mourners after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

A police presence is visible at the funeral
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

A police presence is visible at the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan leaves the church after the
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Cardinal Timothy Dolan leaves the church after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan leaves the church after the
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Cardinal Timothy Dolan leaves the church after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at St. Mary's
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Cardinal Timothy Dolan blesses mourners after the funeral
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Cardinal Timothy Dolan blesses mourners after the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Priests give Communion outside to the large crowd
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Priests give Communion outside to the large crowd gathered for the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

The Rev. Paul Waddell, top, and another priest
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Rev. Paul Waddell, top, and another priest give Communion outside to the large crowd gathered for the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners watch as the casket carrying teacher Anne
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners watch as the casket carrying teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn., enters St. Mary's in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners watch as the casket carrying teacher Anne
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Mourners watch as the casket carrying teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn., enters Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at Saint Mary
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Bedford Police Department Officer Karen DeMartino, center, stands
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Bedford Police Department Officer Karen DeMartino, center, stands with other first responders as they watch the casket for Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed in Newtown, Conn., enter Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners watch as the casket carrying teacher Anne
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Mourners watch as the casket carrying teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn., enters Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Anne Marie Murphy, a special education teacher at
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Anne Marie Murphy, a special education teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, was killed when a gunman opened fire in the Newtown, Conn., school. Her father, Hugh McGowan, said first responders told him his daughter used her body to shield the children.

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at Saint Mary
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners enter before the funeral Mass at Saint
Photo Credit: Betty Ming Liu

Mourners enter before the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Katonah for Anne Marie Murphy, who was one of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Tom Newman of Katonah, brother-in-law of Anne Marie
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Tom Newman of Katonah, brother-in-law of Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed in Newtown, Conn., reads a statement from the family before the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at Saint Mary
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascareñas

Mourners attend the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah for teacher Anne Marie Murphy, who was killed along with 20 children during the massacre in Newtown, Conn. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners enter before the funeral Mass at Saint
Photo Credit: Betty Ming Liu

Mourners enter before the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah for Anne Marie Murphy, who was one of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling announces that Cardinal Timothy
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling announces that Cardinal Timothy Dolan will pay his respects during the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah for Anne Marie Murphy, who was one of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Mourners gather before the funeral Mass at Saint
Photo Credit: Betty Ming Liu

Mourners gather before the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah for Anne Marie Murphy, who was one of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Tom Newman of Katonah, brother-in-law of Anne Marie
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Tom Newman of Katonah, brother-in-law of Anne Marie Murphy who was killed in Newtown, Conn., reads a statement from the family before the funeral Mass at St. Mary's in Katonah. (Dec. 20, 2012)

Programs were available during the funeral Mass at
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Programs were available during the funeral Mass at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in Katonah for Anne Marie Murphy, who was one of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings. (Dec. 20, 2012)

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