Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Mary McDonnell Gallagher.
Mrs. Murphy has lived in North Wales since 1980 and was formerly of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Villanova University and a Masters degree in elementary education from the former Beaver College now known as Arcadia University in Cheltenham.
She was a retired elementary education teacher, having taught in the School District of Philadelphia, the North Penn School District and Upper Dublin School District.
Mrs. Murphy was a world traveler and was a member of The Bridge Club and the Library Book Club. She loved to read, and enjoyed going to the North Penn YMCA. She also did volunteer work at the Nor-Gwyn Swim Club.
Mrs. Murphy was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lansdale.Surviving is her devoted husband George T. Murphy, her beloved daughter Marisa Murphy and her husband Eric Anderson of Philadelphia and her beloved son David Murphy at home and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son Daniel Murphy in 1999 and her brother William Gallagher in January, 2014.
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8PM at the Simcox-McIlvaine Funeral Home, 532 E. Main St., Lansdale, PA. 19446 and on Thursday morning from 10 to 11AM at St. Stanislaus Church, 51 Lansdale Ave., Lansdale, PA. 19446 where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 11AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
For those desiring, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ann’s memory to Covenant House, 461 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 would be preferred.