Mary Catherine (Murray) Blair
- August 26, 2022
Mary Catherine (Murray) Blair, 98, of Springfield, died at 10:30 pm, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Concordia Village. She was born June 3, 1924, in Springfield, to Edward J. and Mary C. (Stieren) Murray. On June 18, 1949, she married John Vincent Blair, who preceded her in death on September 27, 1958.
Survivors include two sons, Michael J. Blair of Springfield and Thomas E. Blair of Thailand; one daughter, Diane M. Blair of Tucson, AZ; two nieces, Collen O’Brien Atwood of Brighten, MI and Marie Flam Stauder of Decatur; three nephews, John P. O’Brien of Springfield, Greg O’Brien of Park Ridge, IL and Wally Flam of Decatur and several great- nieces and nephews.
Mary was a legal secretary and retired in 1993, after forty years of service at Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke and Cate.
She was a member of St. Agnes Church and a former member of St. Aloysius Church. She was a member of St. Louise deMarillac, Samaritans of St. John’s Hospital, AARP, and the National Secretaries Association.
Visitation: 9-11 am, Monday, August 29, 2022 at St. Agnes Church.
Funeral Mass: 11 am, Monday, August 29, 2022 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Dan Bergbower officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agnes Church; St. Aloysius Church; Third Age Living or a charity of the donor’s choice.
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