In Loving Memory of Ann A. Brophy

January 01, 1934
Indianapolis, IN
November 23, 2019
Southport, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Pending Services


Family Gathering


Trinity Episcopal Church

651 Pequot Avenue,
Southport CT 06890

Ann A. Brophy

Ann A. Brophy, age 88, a Southport resident for more than 50 years and beloved wife of the late Charles G. Brophy, passed Saturday November 23, 2019 in Bridgeport Hospital. She was a resident of Stratford for the past three years. Born in Indianapolis to Dr. Harvey Mitchell Anthony and Ruth Leffler Anthony, Ann and her mother moved to Muncie, Indiana after the loss of her father when she was three months old. There she spent her childhood and attended school. Ann left Muncie to pursue a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature at the Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio. After graduating, she moved to New York City where she worked with Broadway playwrights for 10 years. It was here she developed her passion and skill for writing with these incredible mentors. While living in New York City, Ann met the love of her life, Charles. The couple married and settled in Connecticut with their three children. Ann took up a writing course at Fairfield University and began to take her writings very seriously. She was the author of several poems, short stories, and eight children’s books. She was an adjunct professor of Writing for Children at Fairfield University for 10 years and conducted local writing workshops. Ann is survived by her three children, Charles Anthony Brophy of California, Hilliard Andrew Brophy of Connecticut, and Ruth Ann Mitchell of New Jersey; and a grandson in New Hampshire. Services and interment for Ann will take place in Muncie, Indiana at a later date, and a memorial service will follow in Southport, CT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ann’s memory to Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT 06890. For information or to sign an online register, please visit

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3 Guestbook Entries for Ann A. Brophy

  1. Dear Ann Brophy,

    It is with very deep sadness that I write this.

    I had SO hoped to meet you.

    Our Anthony-Northside neighborhood, named after your family, the Anthony family, in Muncie has been working diligently to save a historic entranceway to a neighborhood that your grandmother Hattie helped develop nearly 100 years ago.

    We hope to rebuild this entranceway next year and had hoped to invite you and Ruth Ann to Muncie for its dedication to your family.

    Ruth Ann, I am *incredibly* sorry, to you and your family, for your loss.

    -Aaron Neff

  2. Ann was a delight to know…a dear friend of my sister “Goodie” (Gloria Gooden). It was always a pleasure to see her when she visited Muncie.