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Kulzer, Mary Lee June 20, 1950 - September 13, 2022

Mary Lee Murtaugh Kulzer went to her eternal home on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at age 72. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Christopher David Kulzer who passed away in 2015.

Mary Lee was born in Manhattan to James Daniel Murtaugh, Sr. and Doris Leontine Coupe Murtaugh on June 20, 1950. She grew up and lived in Bronxville, NY her entire life.

Mary Lee is survived by her brothers; Brendan Lawrence (Jeanne), Gregory James, Sr. (Karla), James Daniel, Jr. (Ginger), and Christopher Drew (Krista). She was a loving aunt to Scott Alexander, Raymond Tyler (Jordan), Hannah MacLea Giaimo (Andrew), Molly Elizabeth, and Gregory James, Jr. Her nephew William Paca Murtaugh predeceased her. She is a Great Aunt to William Grayson and Madeline MacLea Giaimo.

Mary Lee graduated from Ursuline Academy and Manhattanville College where she had many loving friends. After college, Mary Lee was a Buyer and Assistant General Manager for B. Altman’s until it closed its doors in 1989. She then became a successful distributor of housewares and small appliances. Mary Lee and Chris loved to travel, hunt antiques and she loved Chris’s cooking.

Mary Lee suffered a significant stroke seven years ago and handled her decline in health with grace. She was cared for six of those years by two compassionate aides, Loretta Bailey and Sonia Murray.

Mary Lee will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenwich, CT, with her loving husband ChrisTo Live Stream the Mass: Please Click Here    


Mass: 9:45 am, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022,  St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville                                                                                                 To Live Stream the Mass: Please Click Here    



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    Debbie Costello says

    Rest In Peace, Missy. I will always remember our time together, first in our school years, later in our work days, eventually sharing our class reunions, and finally in the last year when we laughed and talked together so much. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not too die.”

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    Mary Eve Towey Norelli says

    Missy, I know you are at peace now with your husband and parents. We not only had 4 wonderful years at Ursuline, but our fathers were together at Fordham. Please watch over your family and all those you love, and May we all
    Meet again someday . Rest In peace. 🙏🏼

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    Lucia palacios says

    My condolences, she was very energetic , sweet and fun . May she rest in peace

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    Eileen Farrell-Agronick says

    Dear Missy, I know you are finally at peace. You were my best friend growing up all through grammar school at St. Euguene’s and then going to high school together at Ursuline. I can clearly remember all the pranks and kickball games we had in our yard and how Jimmy used to tease you. Also all the times we ran for the bus in Tuckahoe so we could connect with the bus at Eastchester to get to Ursuline on time. You were always able to run faster than me. I always envied all the “Gold Bows” you got in school. I can’t remember if I ever even got one. We lost touch after high school but came together again at reunions. I was always so happy to hear all the news about the Murtaugh family. You were always bright, energetic, had a merry laugh, look in your eye and were up for fun. I am so sorry about your stroke and the circumstances surrounding it but I know you are again united in love with your beloved mom, Grandma Coupe, Dad and your husband. I always remember your birthday because I always mix it up with my sister Sheila’s whose Bday is 2 days after yours. I wish I could be there in person to say goodbye but I now live in Central Florida but know I will dial in to your service to say goodbye. Rest in peace my dear friend. I know you are in heaven. Please watch over all of us. Love Eileen

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    Eileen Farrell-Agronick says

    The service was beautiful and I was so moved to see her family and Ursuline classmates there. I wish I could have attended but so appreciative to be able to attend the funeral mass over live stream. rest in peace. Love you and will always miss you. Eileen

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