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Donna Mary (Kaszyk) Purdy, a longtime resident of Somerset, passed away Saturday, December 15th at the Brigham and Womens Hospital. She was the widow of Raymond G. Purdy, Jr. Born in Fall River, a daughter of Mary Lucy (Fonseca) Kaszyk, and the late Michael Kaszyk, Donna graduated from the Sacred Heart Academy in 1966, and then in 1971 completed a Bachelors in Education from Salve Regina College. She then taught kindergarten in the Somerset School System, with most of her career centered in the Wilbur Avenue School. She is remembered for her quirky sense of humor, her crafts and needlework skills, and most of all for the joy and devotion she shared with her grandchildren. She is survived by two grandchildren, Jarius and Zaina. She was also mother of the late Michelle Shelli Purdy. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, January 19th at 11 AM in the Church of the Holy Spirit, 160 Rock Street, Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Other arrangements held privately with the Hathaway Community Home for Funerals, Somerset. Memorial gifts may be made to Dana - Farber Cancer Institute, P.O.Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 - 9168. For facility directions or to leave an online condolence go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Published in The Herald News on Jan. 13, 2019
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