Barbara J. Murphy nee Zolna, age 80, of Lombard, formerly of Downers Grove for 50 years

Barbara J. Murphy nee Zolna, age 80, of Lombard, formerly of Downers Grove for 50 years, died June 24, 2020.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 1st from 3 – 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 2nd, with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church, 114 S. Elizabeth St, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, IL

Barbara was the beloved  wife of the late Thomas D., retired C.F.D.; loving mother of Tom J. of Calif, Jean Marie (Oscar) Tuscano of Calif, James Robert Murphy of Calif, Patti Dee Murphy-McMahon of Chicago, Colleen Marie Murphy of Calif, Maribeth (Mark) Millett of Lombard, and Michael Anthony Murphy of Calif; cherished grandmother of 14; fond great-grandmother of Leon, Rory and Fox; dear sister of Robert (Luce) Zolna of Chicago. She had many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Barbara grew up on the south side of Chicago. She graduated from Lourdes High School and was the Valedictorian of her class. Barbara graduated with a BS/RN degree from St. Francis College. She went on to get her MBA at George Williams College.

Barbara was the Head Nurse in ICU for 5 years at Rush Presbyterian in Chicago. She worked at Hinsdale Hospital for 17 years as the Director of Quality Assurance. Barbara was then the Vice President of Quality Assurance at Grant Hospital. She went on to be the Director of Quality Assurance at Medicon Co. She worked 10 years as a Registered Nurse at Lexington Healthcare in Elmhurst.

Barbara was a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Downers Grove. Barbara was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Lombard, and a former member of St. Joseph Church in Downers Grove.

Barbara was a loving grandma. She was involved with her grandchildren’s  activities at Sacred Heart School when they attended there.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, are appreciated.

View Original NoticeBarbara J. Murphy nee Zolna, age 80, of Lombard, formerly of Downers Grove for 50 years