Muriel Elizabeth Maher Muriel Elizabeth Maher died on November 9, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving children. She was born on September 12, 1922 to Elizabeth Bach and Joseph Pfeiffer in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens, NY. Muriel graduated from Richmond Hill High School and attended Queens College. During World War II, she was a teletypist for the FBI. In 1945, she married Philip Maher, her childhood sweetheart. During his 20+ years in the Air Force, they lived in Texas; Ohio, where their daughter and son were born; Alabama, Ohio again and then three places in northern Virginia. After her husband's retirement, they moved to New York and then to California, settling in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 1970, where they lived until her husband's death in 2006. While in San Miguel, Muriel enjoyed volunteering and became a fine bridge player. She moved to the Seabrook in Hilton Head in 2008 and was reunited with her sister, Ruth Kiefer. Muriel loved life at the Seabrook, where she continued volunteering and playing bridge at every opportunity. Those who knew Muriel will remember her for her quiet grace, thoughtfulness, intelligence, and sly sense of humor. She will be sorely missed. Muriel is survived by her children, Kathleen Maher Rasmussen and Thomas Maher; her grandson, Jeffrey Rasmussen, and her two great-grandchildren. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Seabrook Foundation or the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements by Keith Funeral Home.