Francis J "Franny" Purcell Jr.

July 8, 2020


Francis "Franny" Purcell, Jr., 69 of Minersville lost his battle with Covid-19 on July 2, 2020 with family by his side. Franny was born in Pottsville on August 14, 1950, the son of the late Francis and Estelle (Weiner) Purcell of Primrose. He was a 1968 graduate of Minersville Area High School. He was the President of the Minersville Fish and Game. He worked construction as a Back Hoe operator for 50 years. He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson. Franny lived a good and full life. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Preceding him in death were his parents and his daughter Sarah Purcell. Surviving are his loving companion of 22 years, Ginny O'Brien; two children, David Purcell, Minersville and Amy Kanezo wife of Keith, Seltzer City; his grandchildren, Kenneth Purcell, Jacob and Joshua Kanezo, Olivia, Alexa, Savanna and Ava Eissler and James C. O'Brien; two brothers, James Purcell and his wife Roxanne, Pottsville and Brian Purcell, Primrose. Friends of the family are welcome to attend a celebration of Franny's life at the Minersville Fish and Game (Big Hill) on July 18th from 2-5 pm. Any donations can be made to the charity of your choice or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

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