Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA


Ann Groschan Murphy

December 3, 1927March 12, 2020

On March 12, 2020, Ann Murphy peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family. A faithful and devoted wife and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Joseph Murphy (2015), and her former husband, James Robert Brent (1953). Ann is survived by seven children, Carroll Brent Walker, James (Lisa Mullett) Brent, Mary Murphy, Thomas (Laura) Murphy, Margaret (Michael) Gorman, Patricia (Christopher) Dieter, and Katherine Murphy, 19 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother John (Barbara) Groschan , three Murphy sister-in-laws, many cousins and a host of friends. Though greatly missed, she will be joyfully reunited with her parents, Carroll and George Ann Groschan. Ann’s life was marked by faith, family and wonderful friendships. A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Fr. McKenna Center.


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Ginny Shreve

March 13, 2020

What a wonderful lady ... Ann! My buddy!!! We shared many a fun time while Ann & Tom were in Belgium and my young family was in West Germany. Ann was my son, Colin's first babysitter;-)
When I think of her and the twinkle in her eye, I smile … she was always interested in what everyone was doing and glad to see you!
She told great stories of the antics of her cousins … particularly of her 'relative peer group' - my dad, Jack Shreve and Fr. George Ellis. Now they are all together again … chuckling, sharing memories, and best of all … looking over us.
Rest in peace, dear lady …. you are truly one in a million! Glad I was fortunate enough to be in that million that love and admire you!