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Arthur H. Purkis

June 22, 1954 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 67)


Arthur H. Purkis 67, of Rocky Rd., Otisfield, ME, passed away on June 25, 2021, at Gosnell Hospice House. He was the beloved husband of Christine (McNeil) Purkis. Arthur and Christine had previously resided in North Smithfield for thirty-five years where they raised their children.  Born in Millis, MA he was a son of the late John and Naomi (McKee) Purkis. Arthur was a commercial insurance underwriter for several companies including The Hartford Insurance Co., Royal Insurance Co., CNA Insurance Co., Travelers Insurance, and EMC Insurance. During his career, Arthur achieved his CPCU designation.

Besides his wife he leaves his son, Mark A. Purkis and wife Stephanie of Hudson, MA; his daughter, Amanda L. Purkis of Cumberland, RI; siblings, John “Jack” Purkis of TN, Alan Purkis of Wrentham, MA, Susan Purkis of Acton, ME, and Gail Purkis of Upton, MA, two grandchildren, Riley and Olivia and several nieces and nephews.

Arthur was a huge sports fan and took great pleasure in coaching his children’s softball, basketball, and soccer teams. He was also an avid New England fan and especially loved the Patriots.

His funeral will be held Friday at 10:00 AM at the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, 463 South Main St., Woonsocket, with a service in the Funeral Home at 11:00 AM. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery will be private. Visiting hours are Thursday 4-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Gosnell Memorial Hospice Home, 11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074 in his memory would be appreciated.




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July 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fournier & Fournier
463 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Prayer Service
July 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Fournier & Fournier
463 South Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895


Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd., Scarborough ME 04074

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