Ann Marie (Murray) Gagnon

August 14, 1960 - December 12, 2022
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Ann Marie (Murray) Gagnon, 62, formerly of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2022. Daughter of the late Dennis E. Murray and Mary J. (Buckle) Murray-Casella, she was born in Suitland, MD, on August 14, 1960.

A graduate of Ludlow High School, Ann Marie earned an Associate’s Degree from Holyoke Community College, where she studied communications and served as Editor of the school newspaper. She later went on to work in restaurant management for several local establishments.

Ann Marie was a creative and generous spirit who deeply loved her family, enjoyed having a good laugh, and shared her time and talents with the local community.

In her youth, she participated in the performing arts (dance and choral) while enjoying road trips, music in all its forms, poetry, creative writing, and comedy as an adult.

While raising her family in Chicopee, she volunteered as a tee ball coach, led the scouting groups with which her children were involved, and served on the V.O.C. parent board.

Loved dearly by all who knew her and remembered for her lively personality and witty way with words, she will be greatly missed.

Ann is survived by her children Jamie M. Murray and Derek J. Gagnon (Amber), both of Chicopee; her brothers Kevin Murray (Bonnie) and Steven Murray (Angela), both of Myrtle Beach, SC and her sister-in-law Paula Casella of West Springfield. She also leaves behind a nephew, three nieces, and an array of extended family, all of whom she shared special memories with and loved dearly. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother David (Murray) Casella.

Visiting hours for Ann Marie will be Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 3:00-4:30 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, MA. A funeral home service will be held at 4:30 PM. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.

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Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home


64 Sewall Street
Ludlow, MA 01056


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Born: August 14, 1960
Died: December 12, 2022

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Gail Easton-Burrell posted on 9/18/23

God bless her family and friends, may she rest in peace. I remember you well from school I dont think you ever met a person you didn't like you were helpful and friends to all. God bless you and may he bless your family.


Jai posted on 3/29/23

“The search for reason ends at the shore of the known; on the immense expanse beyond it only the sense of the ineffable can glide. We do not leave the shore of the known in search of adventure or suspense or because of the failure of reason to answer our questions. We sail because our mind is like a fantastic seashell, and when applying our ear to its lips we hear a perpetual murmur from the waves beyond the shore. Citizens of two realms, we all must sustain a dual allegiance….” - Abraham Heschel


Cheryl Richard posted on 12/19/22

My thoughts and prayers are with Ann's family and friends. I have lots of memories with Ann in our younger years; always fun!


Todd and Eva Davies posted on 12/17/22

We are so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. We are former LHS classmates, and remember her as a kind and caring spirit. Our condolences for your loss.


Scott Buckle posted on 12/16/22

Jamie, So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I remember the first time I met her in Newfoundland. May she rest in peace and love to all the family !!