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“We need you back!! My girls need you! ”
1 of 71 | Posted by: April Purdy/Cotter - NY - Sister

“Mickie, it's been 2 years already and the pain that I feel will never go away I feel so lost with you gone. I just want people to know I count too. ”
2 of 71 | Posted by: April - Hopewell junction, NY

“Wow! Its that time already again? One more year has passed and some days r better than others. I love u and miss u more every day ”
3 of 71 | Posted by: Amanda Purdy - Mahopac, NY

“Not many days go by when I do not think about Mike. He was truly a tremendous presence in life and he continues to effect me to this day. He always...Read More »
4 of 71 | Posted by: Erik Lawton - Town of Kent, NY

“Mike, Its almost a year since you received your wings. Continue to watch over your family and friends. You will remain in our hearts always. Miss you. ”
5 of 71 | Posted by: Patty Ill - Putnam Valley, NY

“To the family of Michael Purdy: I am originally from Mahopac Falls, NY, I met Mike when he was in high school. We lived on Secor Rd. He did some work...Read More »
6 of 71 | Posted by: Mrs. Dolly Bushey - FL - A friend

“You are always in my thoughts and my prayers, an all the rememberable fun we had I know we all will meet again one day love u cuz ”
7 of 71 | Posted by: Stacy Comiskey/Brenda McManus - NY

“They say that time heals all wounds but im stuck in this nightmare I can't escape. Without you my life stands still... I miss you more and more...Read More »
8 of 71 | Posted by: Toots - Pleasant Valley, NY

“My thoughts and prayers are with Michaels family. Was so very sorry when I heard the news from family still in Mahopac. Keith, Terry, and the rest of...Read More »
9 of 71 | Posted by: Ed Luning Jr. - Yalaha, FL

“Mike was a good man and love his family. His family always came first. everyone loved him he will be missed deeply. My heart goes out to his family,...Read More »
10 of 71 | Posted by: Mark D - wapp falls, NY

“Dear Terry, Betty, and family: I can't imagine the pain in your heart. I just know that it is a whole you will work on healing for the rest of your...Read More »
11 of 71 | Posted by: Annie Dunphy/DeLongis - NY

“I am sure that you already have your wings ! xxoo ”
12 of 71 | Posted by: Lori Zingaro - Carmel, NY

“Since the people in the back of the funeral home could not hear the eulogy to my Dad, I just wanted to post some of it. My dad was my absolute best...Read More »
13 of 71 | Posted by: Shanon Purdy-Kort - New Paltz, NY

“Your generosity, and kindness will always be remembered by my family.i will miss seeing your smile. May you rest with the acbmtngels. ”
14 of 71 | Posted by: Lois swarm - Mahopac falls, NY

“Mike...I miss seeing your friendly happy face as I travel the roads of Mahopac driving in my car or bus. You have a special place in many hearts,...Read More »
15 of 71 | Posted by: Jeannette Piqueras - Mahopac, NY

“May you rest in peace. You are gone way to soon. ”
16 of 71 | Posted by: Patty Ferrieri-Tarter - Dunnellon, FL

“Who can understand the senselessness of why Mike is gone. My prayers to the entire Purdy family. I graduated with Mike and remember him from some of...Read More »
17 of 71 | Posted by: Wendy - OH

“mike:thank's for the memorie's,a great guy,alway's smiling,,thank's for all the carpet work through the year's,,REST IN PEACE MY GOOD FRIEND,, ”
18 of 71 | Posted by: anthony z - medford, NY - friend

“My heart goes out to the entire Purdy Family. May God watch over you as you move forward with your lives and try to understand why this horiffic...Read More »
19 of 71 | Posted by: Frank Laise - Gig Harbor, WA

“Mike was a great guy. He was always making you laugh with one of many stories he had to tell. Whether I saw him at a fire department function or in...Read More »
20 of 71 | Posted by: Annie Link - Mahopac, NY

“My heart is broken with such sad news about the tragedy of Mike - This man was amazing and truly loved by so many. He had such an impact on many...Read More »
21 of 71 | Posted by: Denise and Bruce Simpson - NY

“Mike Purdy my cousin our friend - what can i say ? Mike had a sense of humor that would make anyone gravitate to him , every once in awhile you meet...Read More »
22 of 71 | Posted by: Jean Mackey - west shokan ny, NY

“I met Mike when I decided to coach my daughter in MSA when she was in first grade. Mike showed up because his daughter Brittany was on my team....Read More »
23 of 71 | Posted by: The Dutra family - Mahopac, NY

“My brother Joe was a friend of Mike's. I remember years ago when my brother would throw parties in our basement, Mike was always there. My mother...Read More »
24 of 71 | Posted by: Daphne Belle Croteau

“Mike, Though I did not know you personally, my daughter Noelle did, and always told me what a wonderful person you were. Through your beautiful...Read More »
25 of 71 | Posted by: Serena Kenna - Putnam Valley, NY

“We are still in shock with Mike's passing.It's so painful. Our hearts are crushed. Tom grew up with all the Purdy's. Mike was such a comedian, always...Read More »
26 of 71 | Posted by: Nancy & Tom Alfano - Carmel, NY

“I've known you for some many years, & deeply sadden of your passing, I want to extend our prayers for your family in this trying time, I can not add...Read More »
27 of 71 | Posted by: Richard & Colleen Pottberg - NY

“Uncle Mike, The thought that you are not here with us anymore hurts my heart. It had been a while since I had seen you last, but the past few years...Read More »
28 of 71 | Posted by: Breanne - Fairfield, CT - Niece

“Linda, Our hearts are with you and we are here for you. ...Read More »
29 of 71 | Posted by: Jessica Speziale - Millbrook, NY

“i worked with mike ,when he first started with highway dept , i knew then 12 yrs ago ,that he was a something special, he was a true professional ...Read More »
30 of 71 | Posted by: john a federighi - verbank ny, NY

“Mike cannot be described in words. His presence would speak volumes and anything that could be said about him are mere limitations to his true value...Read More »
31 of 71 | Posted by: Kristina - Mahopac, NY

“I want to thank every one for their kind words.. My uncle Mike touched everyone who knew him.. My greatest times with him were spent at Poppy's and...Read More »
32 of 71 | Posted by: Tina Purdy - Millbrook, NY

“I grew up just down the street from the Purdy Family.Mikie was a dear friend of my older brother Ray. When I was 15 years old I used to babysit for...Read More »
33 of 71 | Posted by: Carol Forrest - Mahopac, NY

“Dear Delores and Family, I was so shocked to hear of Mikes passing, what a wonderful person he was, I have prayers and and thoughts of you all at...Read More »
34 of 71 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Nell - Carmel, NY

“Kari you have always been an amazing person and friend Britt u too mean so much to me i worked for your mom for so many years and it was awesome to...Read More »
35 of 71 | Posted by: samantha cronk

“The last 32 yrs are full of wonderful memories.I would visit Uncle Mike when I was little and did carpentry jobs in the building I lived in. I...Read More »
36 of 71 | Posted by: Amanda Purdy - Mahopac, NY

37 of 71 | Posted by: Nicole - Close family Friend

“Mike I can't tell you how much it meant to me that you told me such wonderful and funny stories about you and my dad. It made me smile to know he...Read More »
38 of 71 | Posted by: Jennifer Malley Munch - mahopac, NY

“If tears could build a stairway... ”
39 of 71 | Posted by: Andrea Berardo - Poughquag, NY

“To the Purdy family We lost our brother Kevin in March leaving a void that could never be replaced. Like you we are blessed with a large family and...Read More »
40 of 71 | Posted by: Bobby McGuigan - Mahopac, NY

“My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bring you peace in your loss. If I could I would be there in support. I love you all and...Read More »
41 of 71 | Posted by: Hope Smith Sierra

“Mike, you were a great friend and miss you. God Bless you and your family, you ll foever be in our hearts and prayers. ”
42 of 71 | Posted by: Craig & Tammy Ferrieri

“I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and in my heart. ”
43 of 71 | Posted by: Arlene - Yorktown Heights, NY

“hi im a friend of patty's. she told me what happened im very sorry for your loss. I lit a candle for the family. Please if you need anything please...Read More »
44 of 71 | Posted by: kelli pipes - calabash, NC

“I am devestated! This has been a horrible shock. I would never in a millon years think anything like this could happen to someone like Mike. You...Read More »
45 of 71 | Posted by: Jan Szaro - Cape Coral, FL

“Had a blast last year up in Albany with your brother Dave at the Billy Joel / Elton John concert. I look forward to hooking up with you next for the...Read More »
46 of 71 | Posted by: Gary - Mahopaa, NY - Friend

“prior to 1985 mike and I bowled on the same league together. in 1985 he was working at Asplundh tree expert company, he helped get me my job with the...Read More »
47 of 71 | Posted by: Michael marks - mahopac, NY

“Mr. Purdy meant more to me than words can express. His passing is life shattering. He was a wonderful man, who has brought more smiles and laughter...Read More »
48 of 71 | Posted by: Alli Paul Obijiski - Mahopac, NY

49 of 71 | Posted by: JAY CIROCCO - CARMEL, NY - FRIEND

“I had the privilege of working with Mike everyday over the last six years.He became my friend and a part of my family .Mike was a true leader and...Read More »
50 of 71 | Posted by: bobby newman - poughkeepsie, NY

“Mr. Purdy was like a Father to me. He meant and still means the world to me. He always made me feel like I was one of his daughters. I'm gonna miss...Read More »
51 of 71 | Posted by: Stephane Gambelli - White Plains, NY

“My sincere condolences to all of Mike's family and friends. I did know know him for a long time, just a year or so, but I ran into him often. Always...Read More »
52 of 71 | Posted by: Tabitha Pearson Marshall - NY

“R.I.P. Michael.. Heartfelt condolences to your family. Grew up as friends on Bullet Hole Rd. and though it's been many years, I always remember you...Read More »
53 of 71 | Posted by: Mike Dillon - Hurley, NY

“I met Mike about 4 years ago, and in that time had many fun times. Our political views, if you will, were always on the table for discussion and we...Read More »
54 of 71 | Posted by: BOB McCREADY - Poughkeepsie, NY

“Mikey (as I called you) I will forever remember fondly all times we shared together, the long chats we shared - the concerts we went to and so on. ...Read More »
55 of 71 | Posted by: LORNA McCREADY - Poughkeepsie, NY

“Our most heartfelt sympathy for all of you - knowing mike all these years as he coached our daughtger gina (softball) whom he always called "troll" ...Read More »
56 of 71 | Posted by: frank and madeline grosso and family - NY

“I only have a few memories of you, but I have a thousand with Shanon. What I do remember of you is kindness & your unforgettable face, your face...Read More »
57 of 71 | Posted by: Kathy Shea - Mahopac, NY

“I personally will never forget Mikes smie, laugh & amazing sense of humor! Mike was one of a kind.. nobody came close to being mike! I will never...Read More »
58 of 71 | Posted by: Deanna Cariddo - Carmel, NY

“i remember mikey always very friendly always a smile on his face and always very welcoming person my brothers and sisters and i had fun growing up...Read More »
59 of 71 | Posted by: barbara bruder faillace colvett - NY

“Your smile, your ever lending hand, and your giving heart will continue to live on through everyone whose life you touched. Santas going to miss his...Read More »
60 of 71 | Posted by: Suzi McDonough - Carmel, NY

“On behalf of Wil and Myself, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Michael's family, his brothers and sisters at Mahopac Fire Department...Read More »
61 of 71 | Posted by: Wil Gorup and JoAnn Armeno - NY

“Don't know how or where to start. Mike, you were truly the best person I ever met. Thank you for all the fun times and our special talks. I will...Read More »
62 of 71 | Posted by: Renee Cariddo - Carmel (Mahopac), NY

“Please accept my deepest condolences on your tragic loss. Words can not express adequately at times like these. I am at a loss. But love and faith...Read More »
63 of 71 | Posted by: Judy Kreitzer - Fishkill, NY

“I never knew Mike in school, though he graduated only one year ahead of me in my brother's class. But I came to know him and be friends with him in...Read More »
64 of 71 | Posted by: Diane Stanton and Family - NY

“wow i dont even know where to start! i grew up with the Purdys, keith grad with my sister sharon, mike grad with my bro kevin , i grad with dave and...Read More »
65 of 71 | Posted by: scott griffith - hawthorne, NY

“Our prayers are with the Purdy Family at this difficult time. Mike was a great coach to my girls years ago and will truly be missed by this...Read More »
66 of 71 | Posted by: Phyllis Locmajian - Mahopac, NY

“I grew up with the purdy family on bullet hole rd. So many great memories. When i saw mikey's picture and that smile it all came flooding back to me....Read More »
67 of 71 | Posted by: Diane DeBold - las vegas, NV

“I grew up knowing the entire Purdy family long ago, but it always feels like yesterday when such tragedy occurs, it touches our hearts sadly. Mike...Read More »
68 of 71 | Posted by: Bob and Sue DeBold and family - FL

“My heart goes out to you all for this tragic loss. May the love of family and friends and wonderful memories carry you through this most difficult...Read More »
69 of 71 | Posted by: Laura Keller - Danbury, CT

“The first time I met Mike was at a birthday luncheon for Natalie at the Gilded Otter in New Paltz. He was accompanied by his wife, Linda., who was...Read More »
70 of 71 | Posted by: Margaret (Margie) DeCicco - NY

“mike was a wonderful person, a good friend. always willing to help. Our hearts go out to the family in this trying time. although he is gone he will...Read More »
71 of 71 | Posted by: Frank & Christine Gunn - mahopac, NY

Michael Glenn Purdy, a lifelong resident of Mahopac, NY passed away on Wednesday November 16, 2011. He was 56. Mike was born in Yonkers, NY on February 26, 1955, the son of Keith and Dolores Ranken Purdy.

Mike graduated from Mahopac High School in 1973. He was the tree trimming supervisor for the Town of Carmel Highway Department. He was a member of the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department and was currently serving as its President.

In addition to his mother of Mahopac, he is survived by his wife, Linda, his daughters, Shanon (Eric) Kort of New Paltz, NY, Erin (John) Gargano of LaGrangeville, Kari Purdy (Gary) of Mahopac and Brittany Purdy of Pleasant Valley, NY, his brothers, Keith, Terry, Dave, Shawn and Shane, his sister April Cotter and his grandchildren, Isla, Carter and Logan.

Visiting will be held on Sunday November 20 from 1-5 pm and Monday November 21 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday November 22 at 12 noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Ballard-Barrett Cemetery in Mahopac Falls.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michael's memory may be made to the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 267, Mahopac, NY 10541.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Ballard-Barrett Cemetery

Route 6N Mahopac Falls, NY 10542