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Judith Purnell

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Judith Judy (Bennett) Purnell, 76, of Franklin died peacefully Sunday, June 7, 2015 after a long illness at Charlwell House in Norwood, Massachusetts. She was the wife of William Purnell, Jr. Born in Burlington, September 28, 1938, the oldest daughter of the late George and Theresa (Duval) Bennett, Mrs. Purnell had been a resident of Franklin for many years and had formerly resided in Roslindale and Roxbury. She had worked for several years as a secretary for the John Hancock Insurance Company and was a longtime employee of the Sears & Roebuck Company. In addition to her husband she is survived by her son William Purnell III and his wife Donna (Masotta) Purnell of Medway. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Nicole Purnell, Kristin Purnell and Michael Purnell and her great grandson Cameron Daniels. She is also survived by her brother George Bennett of Lynn. Her funeral will be held on Monday, June 15, 2015 from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneral homes.com) 131 Main Street, Franklin at 9:15 followed by a funeral mass in St. Marys Church at 10:00. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours will be on Sunday from 4- 8 p.m.
Published in The Country Gazette from June 11 to June 26, 2015
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