James Raymond Purdy, 70 years of age, of North Weymouth entered life eternal at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. He was born in Boston and was a graduate of South Boston High School. He also attended Wentworth Institute in Boston. Jim was the owner of Purdy Electric Company of Weymouth. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, serving on the USS Annapolis. Jim had been a supporter of the Disabled American Veterans organization. Jim enjoyed spending time at the Maple Park campground in Wareham for the last 25 years. He was the beloved husband of Marcia M. (Anderson) Purdy. Jim was the devoted father of Cheryl Lynn Purdy Scibilio of Quincy and Natalie Marie Purdy of Salem, N.H. He was the loving grandfather of Kayla and Michael Scibilio of Quincy. He is survived by two sisters, Nancy Welby of Centerville and Mary Richards of Chicago. He is survived by his brother, Robert Purdy of Plymouth. He was the son of the late Howard and Mildred (Joyce) Purdy. Visiting hours will be held at the Mortimer N. Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, Braintree, Sunday, Aug. 25, from 4-8 p.m. There will be a gathering at the funeral home Monday at 9 a.m. to be followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Washington Street, Weymouth Landing. There will be military honors outside at the church following the funeral Mass. Burial will be later at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. Memorial donations may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 4301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For directions please visit www.peckservices.com.
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Aug. 24, 2013.