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Rosemary Mazzacco Purcell

March 20, 1930 ~ May 4, 2022 (age 92)


Rosemary Mazzacco Purcell 92 years old, of Surfside Beach, passed away May 4, 2022. Mrs. Purcell was born in Highlands, New Jersey on March 20, 1930, daughter of the late Estelle S. White and Nicolas Mazzacco.

Mrs. Purcell was very active in her community by volunteering at local hospitals, on town committees, involved in the town government, she was instrumental in raising funds to build the Surfside Beach library and volunteered there for many years. She was also an active member of the Surfside Beach United Methodist Church where she and her husband volunteered regularly. She served multiple terms as president of the South Strand Garden Club, as well as a district representative at the state level Garden Club.

She is predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Harvey H. Purcell Jr. and survived by a sister Joy Randall and brother Robert Mazzacco (Barbara); four children: John A. Purcell (Judy) Pawleys Island, SC, H. Wade Purcell (Marti) Surfside Beach, SC, William J. Purcell (Kay) Awendaw, SC, Diane Purcell Jones (Jeff) Mt Pleasant, SC; eight grandchildren: Tara Purcell Belanger (Ryan), Jason Purcell, Angela Purcell, Ryan Purcell, Nicole Jones, Rob Jones, Will Jones, Wesley J. Purcell (Laura), sixteen great grand children and six nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please send any monetary donations to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization 1731 King Street-Alexandria, Va 22314.

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