Carolyn Purtell, 82, formerly of Little Compton

Posted 10/16/20

Carolyn (Swan) Purtell, 82, of Dartmouth, Mass., and formerly of Little Compton, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the loving wife of Joseph …

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Carolyn Purtell, 82, formerly of Little Compton

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Carolyn (Swan) Purtell, 82, of Dartmouth, Mass., and formerly of Little Compton, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020, in St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the loving wife of Joseph W. Purtell to whom she had been married for 57 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Joseph S. Purtell and his wife Gwen of Beverly, Regina Purtell of Dartmouth and Gregory M. Purtell and his wife Krista of Danvers; five grandchildren, Conor, Joey, Avery, Kiana, and Jenny Purtell; and many nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was the mother of the late Thomas A. Purtell, and sister of the late Genevieve Benvenuto.

Her visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 2 pm in St. Julie Billiart Parish, 494 Slocum Road, Dartmouth. Her burial will be private. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, 1280 Horseneck Road, Westport, MA 02790 or www.massaudubon.org/allenspond. For directions, full obituary or to send an online tribute, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com 

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