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At Murphy Funeral Homes in Arlington, Virginia, we have proudly provided funeral and cremation services to families in the Washington, D.C., metro area since 1956, when we were founded by Robert J. Murphy and his wife, Betty. We strive to make ourselves worthy of each family’s confidence and trust, and our experienced associates are committed to providing professional and dedicated service.

Unique funeral services

It is our belief that funeral and memorial services should be just as unique and special as the life being celebrated. From photographs and music to video tributes and customized keepsakes, a personalized service can be as simple or elaborate as you desire. We take all of the things that a person loved, such as a treasured poem, lifelong passion or even a favorite color, and weave them together to create a memorial like no other.

Did he hit the links every weekend? Imagine a putting green in the chapel and a personalized golf ball for every guest. Was she an accomplished artist? We can transform our facility into an art gallery and hang her paintings on our walls.

No matter what you envision, our experienced team will go the extra mile to make it a reality.

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At Murphy Funeral Homes, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Active in the Northern Virginia community

Our associates at Murphy Funeral Homes live and work in Northern Virginia and, along with being good neighbors, they are affiliated with several organizations in our community, including the Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club, Kiwi Organization, Lions Club, Demort Team, Sons of the American Revolution, Arlington County Chamber of Commerce and Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.

Service you can trust

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Murphy Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from an Arlington-operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

Visit us

We are conveniently located at the intersection of North Wakefield Street and Wilson Boulevard, within walking distance of the Ballston Metro station. We invite you to visit us to meet our friendly staff and tour our lovely funeral home. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

History

Robert J. Murphy and his wife, Betty, opened Murphy Funeral Homes on Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, in 1956. Together with their growing family of 8 children, they worked to ensure that the funeral home's quality and professional services were recognized within the Northern Virginia community. Responding to the needs of the community, they opened another location in 1965 in Falls Church at 1102 West Broad Street. In 1974, they relocated the Arlington location to a larger home at 4510 Wilson Boulevard.

Honoring our legacy

With more than 60 years of service, we continue to serve our Arlington families with the friendly, professional service that they have become accustomed to. As our Northern Virginia community has grown and evolved, we have responded to its changing needs.

At Murphy Funeral Homes, our caring and compassionate associates are guided by a quote from Mr. Murphy, our founder: "You don't make yourself known. You make yourself worthy of being known."

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Antonia was superb, giving us real talk from the beginning. She was compassionate, organized, attentive and the most responsive person I've ever met."

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February 2021

"Everyone at Murphy's Funeral Home was professional, kind and exceptionally helpful. Everyone was exceptional at making us feel very comfortable. All were very knowledgeable and willing to do what it took to make it a good experience."

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January 2021

"I emailed over the weekend and they were true to their advertisement, they responded within a very short time that same day. They were helpful from beginning (picking up my father's body from the hospital morgue) to the very end (the service) and after. Our director had everything handled, even the things I forgot to ask about like the police escort from the church to the cemetery, and was always patient with us as we navigated this very new and very painful time. We had used Murphy Funeral Home in Arlington for my grandmother's service back in 1996 and they were the first name I thought of when I had to choose a funeral home for my father. I have no regrets going with them and while someone may wish to research and compare, I am so glad I went with my gut as I can't imagine a better experience (it is odd to say that considering what you are dealing with, but given the circumstances). Funerals are not cheap, I know that is crass to say but it is true, and we were working with a budget. Not once were we pressured to purchase something we did not want or to go above what we could afford. at all times they were respectful, understanding, and helpful. I felt like we were taken care of and it was nice to not have to go it alone or have to feel like I was missing something or getting something I did not want."

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December 2020

"No thank you"

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November 2020

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