• PURNELL BRIAN K. "BUD" Age 18,...

Age 18, of Lawrenceville,
tragically, on Sunday, October
7, 2018. Beloved son of Brian
C. (Beth) Purnell and Amy B.
(Pat) Purnell; devoted brother
of Gavin, Patrick, Brianna and
Josh; fiercely loved grandson
of Claire Purnell and Elizabeth
"Libby" Buczynski; cherished
nephew of John (Maggie),
Glenn (Colleen), Amy (Dave),
Megan, Kara, Kevin and
Robert, Jr. "Sonny"; adored
cousin of Cory, Nick, Ryan,
Kyla, Elizabeth, Connor, Sarah,
Andrew, Logan, Joshua,
Johnny, Jennifer and Veronica;
Brian was also survived by
many loving extended family
and friends; Brian was greeted
with open arms and smile by
his grandfathers, John Purnell
and Robert Buczynski. Brian
was attending classes at
CCAC in preparation for his
future in the U.S. Marine
Corps, following in the family
legacy of serving our country.
He was passionate about
spending time with his siblings
and family, creating things
with his hands, the outdoors,
fishing, boating and pursuing
his captain's license. Brian
was warm, caring, devoted,
and witty. He was a light to
every single person he came
in contact with. He was the
first to offer a hand in any
situation. There will forever be
a void in the hearts of
everyone who had the
privilege of meeting him. In
the short time that he was
with us, he made a lifelong
impact on every one of us. We
ask that when you think of
Brian, please do so with a
smile on your face and love in
your heart. Family and friends
received at the WALTER J.
216 44th Street, Lawrenceville,
on Friday 2-8 p.m. Funeral
Mass at Our Lady of the
Angels Parish, St. Augustine
Church on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
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PostedOctober 11, 2018