JACQUELINE A. BROPHY
Jacqueline Anstead Brophy, age 91, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2014, at her home in Washington, DC.
She was born to labor leader John Brophy and his wife, Anita on March 11, 1923, in Clearfield, PA. After graduating from the University of Maryland, she received a two-year Fulbright scholarship to London to study British labor journalism and labor studies. She earned a masters degree at Michigan State University
and A.B.D. in history from Columbia University.
At the end of World War II, Ms. Brophy worked for the State Department in Lisbon, Portugal. Most of her career, however, was in labor studies. She was a faculty member at Michigan State and Cornell University. The final years of her career were spent at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies until her retirement in the late 1980s.
Ms. Brophy loved traveling, learning for its own sake, French culture and language, and her summer home in Lubec, Maine. She was intelligent, witty, a lively conversationalist, a devout Roman Catholic and a talented artist. She had a life-long crush on Eric Sevareid.
Ms. Brophy was the sister of the late Judge Philip N. Brophy and beloved aunt of nine nieces all living in Northern Virginia; great-aunt and great-great-aunt to their many children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be he held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 10 a.m., at St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna, VA, where the funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m. Burial at St. James Cemetery in Falls Church, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to: CFS Foundation, ATTN: James Lewis, 6860 Commercial Drive, Springfield, VA 22151, in Ms. Brophy's name.