Robert J. Murphy and his wife, Betty, opened Murphy Funeral Home on
Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, in 1956. Together with their
growing family of eight children, they worked to ensure that the funeral
home's quality and professional services were recognized within the
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
Murphy Funeral Home's licensed funeral directors,
funeral attendants and office staff continue to serve our families with
the friendly, professional service that they have become accustomed to.
We provide traditional services and cremation services to all those who
entrust us with their loved ones. Our commitment to providing
professional funeral services continues to respond to the changing needs
of our community, and our staff continues to be guided by a quote from
Mr. Murphy, our founder: 'You don't make yourself known. You make
yourself worthy of being known.'
Our Falls Church and Arlington
staffs average nine years of service and strive each day to make
ourselves worthy of each family's confidence and trust. You can be
assured of professional, dedicated service from Barry M. Murphy, our
senior advisor and son of our founder; Falls Church manager Lawrence N.
'Bud' Kline, with over 40 years of service; and Arlington manager
Maripat Putnam Kline, with over 21 years of service.
directors and staff live and work in Northern Virginia and, along with
being good neighbors, we 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
We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial®
network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service
providers. When you choose a Dignity Memorial provider, you not only
receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated
establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most
trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.
of our services are designed to help our client families through one of
the most personal and challenging stages of life. We understand losing a
loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and we are
committed to helping our client families with compassionate,
professional and personal service. Please contact us if you need
immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our