Maria M. Murphy-Andary, flight attendant

February 8

Maria M. Murphy-Andary, a domestic and international flight attendant for US Airways, died Jan. 9 at her home Montgomery Village, Md. She was 67.

The cause was breast cancer, said her husband, James Andary.

Mrs. Murphy-Andary had worked for US Airways as a flight attendant since 1998. She often worked on international flights, primarily to Germany.

Maria Magdalena Mueller was born in Allmendingen, Germany. She became a U.S. citizen in 1989.

She was a 1981 graduate of the University of Maryland and an operating-room nurse assistant at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J., from 1983 until the early 1990s.

Mrs. Murphy-Andary received a master’s degree in aeronautics in 1992 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and moved to the Washington area in 1995.

She had a pilot’s license and was an usher and volunteer at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, Md.

Her first husband, retired Army Master Sgt. Billie Murphy, died in 1992 after 27 years of marriage. A grandson, Adam Murphy, died in 1996.

Survivors include her husband of 13 years, James Andary of Montgomery Village; three sons from her first marriage, Charles Murphy of Summerfield, N.C., Robert Murphy of Austin and Patrick Murphy of Frederick, Md.; and four grandsons.

— Megan McDonough