Florence A. Purdy
Florence A. Purdy
  • May 10, 1920 - January 28, 2017
  • Manchester, New Hampshire

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Florence Amilda Purdy, of Manchester, died January 28, 2017, at the St. Teresa's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born on May 10, 1920 in Penacook the daughter of Eudore and Maude Pouliot and youngest sibling to Lorenzo, Richard, Eudora & Marie. She grew up in Penacook, was educated in the town school system and was a graduate of Penacook High School class of 1939 where she was an accomplished athlete and both junior and senior varsity first string on their women's basketball team. She was also a graduate of Margerat's Beauty School in Concord.

She was married in 1940 to Robert Jewell Purdy, Sr. of Concord for 74 years until his passing in 2014. Florence will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Members of her family include her sons, Robert J. Purdy Jr. and his wife Mai Linh of Fountain Valley, California and Frank D. Purdy and Barbara of Manchester, her six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Surviving members of her extended family include many cousins, nieces and nephews around the country.

The family wishes to express our heartfelt thanks to the nurses, caregivers and entire staff of St. Teresa's for the excellent care they provided to Florence these last few years. A Committal Service will be held on Friday June 9 at 11 am at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.