Obituary: Elma (MacMurray) Stipe Kunz, 94

Elma (MacMurray) Stipe Kunz, 94 of Southborough passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 6, 2015 surrounded by family and friends.

She was the wife of the late Hans Kunz and J. Gordon Stipe.

Elma was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, majoring in French. She taught English as a second language. Among the several companies she taught for was World Language Center in Marlborough. Elma was a proud active member of the Girls Scouts for 86 years. She was also an active member of Pilgrim Church in Southborough.

She is survived by her children, Peter Stipe and his wife Debra of Williamsburg, VA; Grace-Anne Benoudiba of France; her grandchildren, David Stipe and his wife Teri of Charlottesville, VA; Carey Stipe of Silver Springs MD; Daniel Benoudiba and his wife Anne of Holliston; Tina El Mohandes and her husband Wael of France and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 10, at 11 AM at Pilgrim Church, Common Street, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, 95 Berkley St., # 404, Boston, MA 02116,

Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. to leave words of condolence to the family, please visit

(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

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