Mary S. "Sophie" Purdy



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Mary S. Purdy “Sophie” On Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Mary went home to be with the Lord; her beloved husband, Billy; brother John; sisters-in-law, Marie, Margaret and Lala. She is survived by her devoted children, Audrey (John) Blocchi, Trevor (Donna Bour- Purdy) Purdy, Valerie (Dennis) Johnston, Barbara (Joe) Sturnick, Colin (Lynn) Purdy; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews & cousins; many loving family and dear friends. Mary was devoted to faith and family and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Grande Ville Assisted Living and Highland Hospital E5 for the exceptional care given to Mary. Mary’s visitation will be held Friday, February 3rd 4 – 7 PM at Vay- Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Service will be celebrated Saturday, February 4th 10:00 AM at Lakeview Community Church 30 Long Pond Road. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lakeview Community Church in her memory. For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit


  1. Phyllis Cotter on January 27, 2023 at 9:33 am

    We shared some great birthday parties together with Colin and Lynn. Love Phyllis.

  2. Phyllis Cotter on January 27, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Phyllis Cotter

  3. Frank Bellavia on January 27, 2023 at 10:58 am

    So sorry for the loss of your always smiling Mom, Trevor and family. Sophie seemed to always be bright and cheerful; happy to greet neighbors, friends and family. Sophie will be missed! Love, Frank Bellavia and Family

  4. Elsie Quick on January 27, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    Great memories of Sophie visiting family here on the west coast. She packed lots if goodness in her short frame!! She will he missed.

  5. Russell Conlon on January 27, 2023 at 7:54 pm


  6. Carol Cala on January 27, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    Audrey; I’ll always remember your Mom as the kind woman who taught me how to make a good cup of brewed tea. May your memories bring you comfort and keep her close to your heart. Carol & Perry Cala

  7. Richard Fantanza on January 27, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    Dear Barb and Joe, My deepest sympathy on your moms passing. Keep the good time in your thoughts every day and a smile will come to your face. God bless her and your entire family, and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Stephen Cusenz on January 28, 2023 at 12:35 am

    My heartfelt condolences to Barb and Joe and all of your family. May your dear mother rest in peace.

  9. BARBARA QUINN on January 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    So very sorry for the passing of your Sophie. She looks so happy in the photo you chose. Darlin’ Irish girl. Love you all….Barb Quinn

  10. Dorothy Helfer Arcarese on January 29, 2023 at 7:15 am

    Dear Audrey, Trevor, Valerie, Barbara and Colin, I was so sorry to hear that your Mom had passed away. I will always remember her beautiful smile. My mother loved all of you, and so enjoyed having you next door to us. I have so many fond memories of both your parents, and playing on Hollenbeck St. How I wish I could bring all those times back again. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers, and I know my Mom and my sister will be there to welcome her in heaven. Love, Dorothy Helfer (Arcarese)

  11. carol Burkwit (Rolleri) on January 29, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Trevor/Donna, so sorry for your loss……

  12. Dagmar Foland on January 29, 2023 at 1:53 pm


  13. Janet Ouimet on January 29, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Sophie and I worked together at Kodak. She was the sweetest person! I am so sorry for your loss. She loved her family so much and talked about them all the time. Janet Ouimet

  14. David Garrison on January 30, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    So sorry for your families loss. Heartfelt prayers that many happy memories quickly replace the moments of sorrow. Dave and Maria Garrison

  15. Barb on January 30, 2023 at 6:16 pm

    Audrey, Trevor, Valerie, Barbara and Colin and your families, So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. So many memories of us growing up on Marwood. One of my favorite stories was when our dog, Peppy, you remember what a hound he was. When he stole a roast off your grill and your mom said not a word about it. We did not find out until years later. Hope some memories help during this difficult time. The Osborn’s, Jean, Barb, Bev and Jim

  16. Evelyn Leeburn on January 30, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    I shall miss my dear sister-in-law Sophie and our little telephone chats about family, friends and memories of Belfast. My thoughts and prayers are with the family circle at this time of grief. Sophie has gone home to be where she wanted to be, "Safe in the arms of Jesus." Blessings and much love to all. Aunt Evelyn xxxxx

  17. Mary Bellanti on January 31, 2023 at 7:34 pm


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