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PURNELL, JoAnna M. (Parsons) Of North Reading, died at her home on July 18, 2013, surrounded by her family, at age 71. Loving wife of the late Henry J. "Hank" Purnell, Retired North Reading Police Chief. Loving mother of Reginald Goulet and his wife JoAnn of East Hampstead, NH, Henry J. Purnell, Jr. of Port Richey, FL, Tammey Zwicker and her husband Jeffrey of Derry, NH, Tina Tryder and her husband Michael of Tewksbury, Tracey Purnell and her wife Kerry Purnell of North Reading, Debbie Purnell of New Port Richey, FL. Sister of John Parsons and his wife Elaine Parsons of Methuen, Marion Fraughton of Seabrook, NH and the late Susan Furbush. Grandmother of Tara, David, Sarah and Derek Goulet, Tura Purnell, Corena and Danielle Zwicker, Lucas, Emily and Olivia Tryder. Great grandmother of Isabella Federico, Haley Compiano, and Mason Purnell. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law. Daughter of the late John and Mary M. (Goode) Parsons. Funeral from the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., NORTH READING on Tuesday, July 23 at 9:15 AM, followed by a 10:30 AM. Funeral Mass at St. Theresas Church, 63 Winter St. (Rt. 62), North Reading. Calling hours on Monday from 4 to 8 PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in North Reading. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society, PO Box 354, North Reading, MA 01864. croswellfuneralhome.com Croswell Funeral Home North Reading (978) 664-3031
Published in The Boston Globe on July 19, 2013
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