James R. Purcell

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James R., 69, of Passaic passed away on January 12, 2013. Born in Montclair, James lived in Passaic for all of his life. James worked as a Police Officer for the City of Passaic for 41 years and 8 months, rising to the rank of Deputy Chief before retiring four years ago. A caring man, James devoted his life to his family and to the Passaic Police Department. Beloved husband of Aida Patria (Irizarry) for 32 years. Devoted father of Jeanette Greulich of Passaic, Todd Purcell of Garfield, Tricia Donoghue of Garfield, and Lisa Stansfield of Passaic. Loving grandfather of six. Dear brother of Isabelle LoPresti and Carol Cacioppe. Funeral Service Wednesday, 11:30 AM at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. Entombment, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Totowa. Visiting Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Funeral Home. If desired, donations made to The National Multiple System Atrophy Support Group, 8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Suite 105-434, Raleigh, NC 27617, or at www.Shy-Drager.org, in James's memory would be greatly appreciated. www.ShookFH.com
Published in The Record on Jan. 14, 2013
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