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Catherine E. Purcell

August 2, 1918 May 26, 2017
Catherine E. Purcell
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Obituary for Catherine E. Purcell

PURCELL, CATHERINE E., “HELEN” (nee Duggan)

Loving daughter of the late Mary Frances Sheehy and Thomas John Duggan of Dalton City, IL and loving wife of the late Gerald “Jerry” L. Purcell, World War II veteran, 46 ½ years at the Illinois Central Railroad.
Loving mother of Gerald (Charlene) Purcell of St. John, Indiana, Nancy (Fred) Johnson of South Holland, IL and the late Thomas (Sharon) Purcell of Joliet, IL.
Cherished grandmother of Michele (Carl) Weaver, Michael Purcell, Jennifer Purcell, Fred Johnson, Tamara (Tammy) Johnson, Therese (Terri) Purcell and Thomas Purcell.
Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Catherine was born and raised on a farm near Assumption in Central Illinois. She was educated at Fame School, a one room school house. Later she attended Assumption High School before moving to Chicago and living with the Duggan relatives. She graduated from Mercy High School in 1936 with Honors and was awarded an academic scholarship to DePaul University in Chicago. She worked as an accountant for many years before and after marrying and raising 3 children.

Visitation Friday, June 9, 2017, 9:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am at the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL

Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL

www.sheehyfh.com 708 857-7878

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Visitation

Friday

9

Jun

9:00 AM 6/9/2017 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6/9/2017 11:00:00 AM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Service

Friday

9

Jun

11:00 AM 6/9/2017 11:00:00 AM
Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park

9000 W. 151st St.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home - Orland Park
9000 W. 151st St. Orland Park 60462 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

RESURRECTION CEMETERY - ROMEOVILLE Final Resting Place

135TH STREET AND ROMEO RD.
ROMEOVILLE, IL

135TH STREET AND ROMEO RD. ROMEOVILLE IL
United States
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