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Peter Andrew Purcell

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Peter Andrew Purcell, Jr. (PJ) passed away on June 3rd, 2015. PJ was born November 4, 1999 to Peter and Nicki Purcell in Salt Lake City, Utah.
PJ attended Cosgriff Elementary School where he graduated as student body President. He was a freshman at Judge Memorial Catholic High school. PJ was an honor student and an outstanding athlete, twice representing Utah at the National Championships for ice hockey. He made the varsity golf and hockey team as a freshman at Judge. Whether it was a friendly game of basketball, or a family golf outing, everybody always wanted PJ on their team. PJ touched the lives of so many people in so many ways. He enjoyed watching movies with his sister Annemarie and playing video games with his brother Patrick. PJ enjoyed music and vacationing with his family. He was intelligent, patient, gentle, funny and kind to all. He was loved by many and he will be missed. His family is forever grateful to the many people who loved PJ and tried to help him in his recent battle with illness. He lost the battle but he will always be remembered for who he was, a special young man and a majestic joy to behold. May he rest in peace.
PJ is survived by his parents Peter and Nicki; his sister Annemarie and his little brother Patrick. He also leaves his maternal grandmother Pat Koch and his paternal grandparents Philip and Anne Purcell. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 6 to 8pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the north entrance. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 10th at 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 Redondo Ave. A private family interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences my be given at www.starksfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the J. E. Cosgriff Memorial School.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 7, 2015
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