CHARLTON - Charles R. Purcell, 63, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, with his wife and family by his side.
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Born in Troy, he was the son of the late Walter R. and Lilivene Purcell.
Chuck was the first courier for Federal Express in Albany, where he worked for 25 years.
He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge No. 2759 in Scotia Glenville and a former member of the Charlton Snowmobile Club.
Chuck loved to sing and play guitar.
As a young boy, he appeared on the television show, "Teenage Barn."
He was a master at story-telling and jokes.
He enjoyed camping and was an avid fisherman.
Chuck is the beloved husband of nearly 15 years to Patricia A. (Coloff) Purcell; the devoted father of Charles R. "Chach" Purcell and his wife, Serina, of Chesapeake, Va.; the loving brother of Jean A. Purcell of Brunswick and the late Suzanne V., Richard L. and Walter E. Purcell; and the brother-in-law of Miriam Purcell of Brunswick. Also surviving are his cherished grandchildren, Charles R. III, Seth P., Jonathan A. and Noah M. Purcell and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home at 343 New Karner Road, Route 155, south of Central Avenue in Colonie.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Parkview Cemetery in Schenectady.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144, in memory of Charles R. Purcell.
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Published in The Record on Mar. 31, 2013