Sean Ryan Purcell


Sean PurcellSean Ryan Purcell, 28, of Redding, formerly of Ridgefield, died on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at his home.

He is the beloved son of James Ryan and Prudence (Browne) Purcell of New Milford.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving siblings Kelly Purcell of the Bronx, New York, Prudence Wright and her husband, Bill also of the Bronx, Molly Yamanaka of Aurora, Colorado, Jim Purcell and his wife, Kathryn of Euclid, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Jean H. Browne of Sherman, Connecticut and his paternal grandmother, Geraldine Ryan Purcell of Rye New York; a niece and six nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sean was born in White Plains, NY, November 26, 1982 and resided in Rye, NY as well as the state of Ohio until he moved with his family to Ridgefield in 1996 and graduated from Ridgefield High School in the Class of 2001.

He was employed with the Ridgefield Pet Store for 10 plus years and was currently employed with Casey Fuel Co. and worked part time at the Ancient Mariner Restaurant.

Sean found great joy and built a wonderful community through his participation with the Ridgefield Basketball Association. He also enjoyed outdoor endeavors such as the Ridgefield Shooting Range, mountain biking, body surfing in Montauk and loved the wilderness of Saranac Lake.

Sean cherished his family and many friends in the Ridgefield area.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield on Friday from 5 PM to 8PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 55 Catoonah, St., Ridgefield, at 10:15 am.  

In lieu of flowers contributions in Sean’s memory and honor may be made to The Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club, 41 Governor St., Ridgefield, CT  06877.

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