Obituaries

top banner

Obituary Listings

Edward P. Purcell

February 9, 1920 January 7, 2016
Edward P. Purcell
There are condolences waiting approval on Edward's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Edward

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Edward P. Purcell

PEORIA – Edward P. Purcell, Sr., 95, of Peoria passed away at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, ay OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Edward was born on Feb. 9, 1920, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He married Helen McDonough on May 2, 1942, in South Bend, Ind. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2005.

He was also preceded in death by one son, Donald “Whitey”; one sister, Margaret; and one brother, John.

He is survived by one son, Edward P. Jr. (Suzanne) Purcell of Springfield; one sister, Amelia Kennedy of Connecticut; six grandchildren, Angi, Teri, Jenna, Shad, Breanna, and Donita; and 10 great-grandchildren, Haley, Ben, Nick, Brady, Regan, Skyler, Trinity, Tristan, Peyton, and Jordyn.

Edward was a US Navy veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean War.

He worked as a machinist for Pabst Brewing Company, retiring in 1986. He later drove a school bus for Peoria District 150.

A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Dustin Schultz will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of ashes will be in Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Funeral Service

Tuesday

12

Jan

10:30 AM 1/12/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...