OBITUARY

Wilma Elizabeth Hurley

February 23, 1929April 13, 2018

Wilma Elizabeth Hurley died peacefully with family by her side on Friday, April 13, 2018. She was the loving wife of John F. Hurley, who predeceased her in 2009. She was the loving mother of seven children all of whom survive her; Kathleen Hurley, John Hurley (Ana Maria), Susan Hurley, Michael Hurley (Yati), Anne (Hurley) Sisson (George), Brendan Hurley (Atsuko), and Patrick Hurley (Liz) and, eleven grandchildren: Carolina, Benjamin, Nicholas, John F. II, Abigail, Jacob, Kyra, Diamond, Victoria, Sonya, and Matthew.

Wilma was born in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1929 to Edgar and Elsa Hedlund. She grew up with her loving sister, Dorothy. Wilma met the man of her dreams, John (Jack) in 1955 on a blind date set up by mutual friends during a visit to New York. She and Jack were married a year later. Upon getting married they moved to Falls Church, VA where they raised their brood of seven children. Wilma held numerous positions after her youngest child began school, which included the Hecht Company, Villa Maria Adult Day Center and her favorite, St. James Catholic School Kindergarten. She loved bright vivid colors and looked forward to the blooming landscaping in her yard that was lovingly created and maintained by her husband Jack. She was warmly adopted by the neighborhood children as their “2nd mom”, and was most popular for her after school snacks. She and Jack were members of the St. James community for 62 years.

Viewing on Wednesday, April 18 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Rosary) at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 West Broad St., Falls Church, VA. A funeral Mass to be held on Thursday, April 19, 1:00 pm at St. James Catholic Church, 905 Park Ave. in Falls Church, VA.

In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation or St. James Catholic School, 830 West Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Wilma Elizabeth Hurley

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Marianne Barrick

April 18, 2018

I have fond memories of the time I shared with Wilma at St. James School. A warm, caring teacher who took justifiable pride in her career and family, she holds a special place in my heart. My love and prayers to the family; you have a special patron in heaven.

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