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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. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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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.

"The director, as well as everyone I came into contact with, treated me very kindly and sincerely. I could not have asked for a more professional and considerate director. She went out of her way to meet our time line and answer any concerns I expressed. Thank all of you for being so kind and supportive."

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September 2020

"Murphy's Funeral Home is an exceptional place of comfort, solace, and concern that will make the arrangements and so much easier, and your experience so much better."

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August 2020

"My family has used Murphy's Funeral Home in Arlington for years, they never disappoint. They are always so kind and caring in all aspects of this heart wrenching process."

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August 2020

"Samantha was kind and professional She let us know what to expect and was very patient even though we digressed several times during our planning. My family has used Murphy's Funeral Home for at least the past 50 years and have never been disappointed."

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July 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Branham Mann

    Branham Matthew Mann Sr.

    Manager
  • Charles Carey

    Charles H. Carey

    Funeral Director
  • Brooke O'Gara

    Brooke Louise O'Gara

    Funeral Director
  • Tharon Stengel

    Tharon M Stengel

    Funeral Director
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