Betty A. (Christie) (Purcell) McEwan, 82, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at her home under the care of Old Colony Hospice, after a short illness. She was the wife of 38 years of William T. McEwan. Born in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of Dorchester Girls High School. She was a resident of Stoughton for over 60 years. Mrs. McEwan worked as a cashier for Christys Markets in Stoughton and Brockton for over 30 years, retiring at age 65. Known for her sense of humor, in her free time she enjoyed traveling to the Caribbean and reading. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Robert Purcell of Conn., Linda Basis of Randolph, Maureen Manning of Brockton, John Purcell of East Bridgewater and James Purcell of Stoughton. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Maureen Basis, and her brother, James Christie. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral prayers were offered in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton, Tuesday, May 13, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours were held Monday from 4-7 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368, or to Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Mass., 1300 West Elm St. Ext., Brockton, MA 02301. Directions and obituary at www.farleyfh.com. Farley Funeral Home 781-344-2676
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Published in The Canton Journal from May 10 to May 17, 2014