Bruce A Purdy

Died: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: Wood Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Location: St. Theresa's R.C. Church

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PURDY, BRUCE A., 64 – of Tuckerton, passed away on December 16, 2019 at Seacrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Little Egg Harbor, surrounded by his loved ones.  He was born in San Diego, CA resided in California, Connecticut and St. Croix prior to moving to Tuckerton. Bruce was a member of St. Theresa R.C. Church in Little Egg Harbor, NJ.

Bruce was employed with Local 825 Operating Engineers as a heavy equipment operator and loved his work. He enjoyed photography, music, gardening, bird watching and riding his motorcycle. He was a generous man who was always willing to help and gave to all around him. According to Bruce, once you became a friend, you became family. He was funny, witty, full of life and loved by all who knew him. But more than that, he was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa. His great sense of humor and love for his family will live on forever.

Bruce was predeceased by his father, Richard Purdy; stepfather, Hank Anderson and his sister Linda. He is survived by his wife, Aida; daughter Yvette Terry (Ancil), Little Egg Harbor; son Eric Purdy (Angela) West Creek; mother Bunny Anderson, Brewster, MA; brothers Brian Purdy (Teresa) Mason, TN; Brennan Purdy, of Union Springs, NY and Bennett Purdy (Mar) of Millington, TN; grandchildren Ancil III, Nate, Carter, Gavin and Brielle; along with many nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM also on Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 134 EAST MAIN STREET, TUCKERTON, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 11:00 AM at St. Theresa’s R.C. Church, 450 Radio Road, Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations in his memory to Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, 3535 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

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Debbie Mascioli
   Posted Tue December 17, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Aida and their family. Rest In Peace Bruce.

Barbara J Pirie
   Posted Wed December 18, 2019
What a wonderful man he was. It breaks my heart that he is gone. I will miss seeing him next door visiting. He was too young.


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