Mary Purvin, 95

Former Riverside resident

July 30th, 2019 1:04 PM

Mary J. Purvin

Mary J. Purvin, (nee Petry), 95, of Hinsdale and formerly of Riverside, died peacefully in her sleep on July 28, 2019.

She was an active member of the St. Mary Altar & Rosary Society, enjoyed playing golf at the Riverside Golf Club and was an avid bridge player for many years. She especially looked forward to spending winters at their villa in Florida and treasured spending time with family. 

Ms. Purvin is survived by her husband, Theodore V. Purvin; her children, Judy (John) Scully), Theodore (Debbie) Purvin, Patricia (Bob) Fleck and Thomas (Diane) Purvin; and her sister, Patricia (James) Kramer. She was the grandmother of Melissa (David) Kotrba, Julie (Jack) Tucek, John Scully III (Erica), Robert (Alice) and Michael Fisher, Paul (Sonia), Theodore (Kathy), Steven, Robert (Jessica), and U.S. Army Spc. James Purvin and great-grandmother of 10. She was also the sister of the late Robert, Chuck (Margaret), Paul (Patty), Jack (JoAnn), Dick (Lynn) Petry and Lois (Joe) Schilling). 

Visitation is on Wednesday, July 31 at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Mary Church, 120 Herrick Road in Riverside. Entombment is at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. 

The family appreciates donations to St. Thomas Hospice, 119 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 111, Hinsdale, 60521. 

Arrangements were handled by the Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, director.

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  • John Scully from RIVERSIDE, IL (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: July 31st, 2019 7:09 AM

    Thank you Mr. Culloden, your comment about the Purvin house brought a smile to Ted's face and all of the Purvin children. Judy and I have lived in "the Kelly house" on Lawton Road since 1968. It is one of the joys of living in this community.

  • Ralph Culloden from Riverside (Facebook Verified)

    Posted: July 30th, 2019 2:50 PM

    Our condolences to the family. We have lived in the 'Purvin House' on Loudon for 30 years - when we first moved in, that's all we had to say and people knew what that meant. We hosted Ted for a walk through a few years ago, it was wonderful to hear some of his stories.

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