Grace Mary Purcell

Grace Mary Purcell, 77, of Phila., died Wednesday January 11th, 2017. A lung cancer survivor for over 3 years she bravely battled and ultimatly succumbed to brain cancer. She was born and raised in Philadelphia and lived in Mayfair for over 50 years. She joins her parents George Saitta and Rose Saitta (nee Annuzzi), and brothers Anthony, Sonny, Lawrence and Ernest. survived and beloved by her 5 sons Joseph, Brian, Stephen (Deborah), David and Michael (Michelle), her 15 grandchildren Danielle, Nicole, Joseph, Jr., Angela, Brian, Jr., Kristen, Dalton, Madison, Stephen, Jr., Jennifer, Tyler, Michael, Jr., Matthew, Timothy and Kevin Purcell, and her 6 great grandchildren Cohen, Aspen, Lynken, Timothee, Aryonna and Mckenzie. Relatives, friends and co-workers of the Aramingo Diner, Georgie G’s, Casmirri’s and PECO are invited to her viewing and funeral on Monday January 16th from 8:30AM to 10:30AM in St. Matthew RC Church 3000 Cottman Ave. Followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30AM Burial Holy Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to fight childhood cancer to her favorite charity St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org.