In memory of
Robert Eugene Purdy
In memory of
Robert Eugene Purdy
Robert Eugene Purdy Robert Eugene Purdy, 89, passed away on June 5, 2020, at home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in 1930 in Canandaigua and was the son of the late Stuart Purdy and Ruth Bliss Purdy. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1949, then went on to attend Alfred State College. He left farming to become an agent with a newly created insurance company called Farm Family in 1957. In his 37 years at Farm Family, he maintained an unparalleled level of enthusiasm serving others. He married the love of his life, Betty Hughes, on June 5, 1954, and they lovingly raised four sons and a daughter in upstate New York and then on Long Island. Bob was an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman. After retirement, Bob and Betty moved to New Hampshire where they lived in Moultonborough and then in Meredith. Bob was a 60-year Lions Club member and served twice as president in both Rocky Point, N.Y., and Moultonborough, N.H. He was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow for his dedication to humanitarian services. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; and five children and their spouses, Stephen and Cheryl Purdy of Charlottesville, Va., Timothy and Cynthia Purdy of Wading River, N.Y., Daniel and Tamara Purdy of Point Pleasant, N.J., Robert and Karen Purdy of Aspen, Colo., and Kathleen and Dr. David Goldberg of Manchester, N.H. His brother, Keith Purdy, of Canandaigua and his 16 grandchildren also survive him. His sister, Joan Derby, predeceased him. The family will plan a celebration of his life at a later date. Donations in his honor may be made to the Moultonborough Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Moultonborough, NH 03254; or Moultonborough Lions Club, PO Box 215, Moultonborough, NH 03254.
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In memory of
Robert Eugene Purdy
Robert Eugene Purdy Robert Eugene Purdy, 89, passed away on June 5, 2020, at home, surrounded by family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was born in 1930 in Canandaigua and was the son of the late Stuart Purdy and Ruth Bliss Purdy. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1949, then went on to attend Alfred State College. He left farming to become an agent with a newly created insurance company called Farm Family in 1957. In his 37 years at Farm Family, he maintained an unparalleled level of enthusiasm serving others. He married the love of his life, Betty Hughes, on June 5, 1954, and they lovingly raised four sons and a daughter in upstate New York and then on Long Island. Bob was an avid hunter, golfer and fisherman. After retirement, Bob and Betty moved to New Hampshire where they lived in Moultonborough and then in Meredith. Bob was a 60-year Lions Club member and served twice as president in both Rocky Point, N.Y., and Moultonborough, N.H. He was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow for his dedication to humanitarian services. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty; and five children and their spouses, Stephen and Cheryl Purdy of Charlottesville, Va., Timothy and Cynthia Purdy of Wading River, N.Y., Daniel and Tamara Purdy of Point Pleasant, N.J., Robert and Karen Purdy of Aspen, Colo., and Kathleen and Dr. David Goldberg of Manchester, N.H. His brother, Keith Purdy, of Canandaigua and his 16 grandchildren also survive him. His sister, Joan Derby, predeceased him. The family will plan a celebration of his life at a later date. Donations in his honor may be made to the Moultonborough Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Moultonborough, NH 03254; or Moultonborough Lions Club, PO Box 215, Moultonborough, NH 03254.
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