Murphy Funeral Homes


Margaret HASSAN

June 5, 1935June 14, 2020

Margaret Renee’ Skrak Hassan was born on June 5, 1935 to the late Michael and Luba (nee’ Zgyner) in Nanty Glo, Pennsylvania. Margaret, along with her late sister, Luba (Raboy) graduated the Mt. Sinai (NYC) School of Nursing in 1956. Margaret practiced in New York, California, Virginia, and Maryland, but worked at George Washington University Hospital in the District of Columbia for over 40 years as a perioperative (scrub) nurse, winning many awards for her expertise, calm demeanor, and exemplary professional practice. She also worked in a number of private medical practices in the DC metro area, which included obstetrics and gynecology.. Margaret traveled the world but always spent 1 week of the summer with her eldest niece, Catharine, and her family at the Atlantic shore. On November 18, 2000, Margaret married the love of her life, the late Capt. (Ret) USN Kamel (Kam) James Hassan, MD, Chief of Anesthesiology at Boston Children’s Hospital, at St. Thomas More Cathedral. Margaret peacefully passed at home with her niece Dede and John her husband on Saturday morning, June 13th. Margaret was predeceased by her siblings Michael (Jean), Catharine Davis (William), Mary, Josephine (Jo), Anna, Luba Raboy (Bertram), and her nephew Robert (Bobby) Skrak. Margaret is survived by her sister Pauline Roberts (Geoffrey), her nieces Catharine Davis Rohe, Margo Roberts, Jill Roberts, Barbara Skrak Shields, Judy Raboy, and her nephews William Davis, Michael Davis, Michael Skrak, Paul Skrak, James (Jimmy) Skrak, as well as many grandnieces and grandnephews and their children. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Thomas More Cathedral, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 525-1300


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Graveside

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Margaret HASSAN

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Meredith Buser-Kennedy

September 17, 2020

I just learned of my friend Margaret's passing. I live in Switzerland and I tried to call recently to find the phone was disconnected so my brother found the information for me. I have known Margaret for of over 50 years and I took her place at the DC gynecology practice as a doctors assistant.
Being from VA. I would always go see her when I was visiting my family and had some great times together going to operas, musical's, cooking together or out on the town and later adding Kam to my visits.
Will miss her so much!
Meredith Buser-Kennedy

Patricia Mckay

June 24, 2020

MS Margaret is my dear friend I was working with her for a long I took care of husband I took care of Joe I took care of anime. She was like a mother to me and my daughter she will be greatly missed by me and my family I have so many sentimental gifts to cherish from her.