Brian J. PurcellAugust 2, 2017
PURCELL, Brian J., ret. B.F.D. Engine 42, of Dorchester, Dennis Port, and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, departed for the great golf course in the sky on August 2, 2017. He may have some explaining to do to St. Peter in order to get a tee time. Beloved husband of Kathryn M. (Dwyer) Purcell. Loving father of Brian J. of Dorchester, and Kevin J. & Denise of Braintree. Devoted Grampy of Paige, William, Priya, Conor, Sean, and Derek. Cherished brother-in-law of Noreen & Jack Kelly of Dorchester, and Mary Jo Dwyer of Squantum. Caring brother of the late John "Butch" Purcell & Maureen Griffin. Also survived by many loving nieces & nephews.
Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER, Wednesday from 4-8pm. Funeral Mass in St. Ann's Church, NEPONSET, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Brian's name to the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, 100 Hallet St., Dorchester, MA 02124. Interment private.