Doris A. (McGugart) Purcell

September 1, 1929 ~ December 6, 2019 (age 90)


Doris A. Purcell, 90, Pottsville, died Friday at Lehigh Valley Hospital- East.

Born September 1, 1929 in Schuylkill Haven, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Battersby) McGugart.

She was a member of St. Patrick’s RC Church, Pottsville.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters and a son in law Gary Hemerly.

Doris is survived by her husband George Purcell, Jr., Pottsville; son George husband of Alice, Pottsville; daughter Elizabeth Hemerly, Pottsville; grandchildren Gary Hemerly, Pottsville; Angela Purcell, Berwick; and George Purcell, Schuylkill Haven; great grandchildren Devon Michael Hemerly; Charlie Marie Louise Hemerly; Natalie Purcell; and twins Connor and Bella Purcell; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be privately held at St.Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.  Interment will be on the grounds of Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.  Schlitzer Allen Pugh FH 515 W. Market St. Pottsville PA 17901 has been entrusted with arrangements.  Please visit to leave a condolence for the Purcell family.

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