FORT MYERS, Fla. – Patricia Elaine Purdy, 61, died Dec. 4, in Fort Myers, Fla.

Mrs. Purdy was born Oct. 5, 1942 in Flint, Mich., the daughter of Alexander and Lois Phetteplace Lawther and graduated from Tom Berea High School in 1960. She moved to Maine in 1973 and worked for 30 years in banking and real estate. She was a beautiful pianist and organist who played for years in church, enjoyed making crafts and attending craft shows.

She is survived by: her parents; her husband of 43 years, James G. Purdy, of Fort Myers; two sons, James D. Purdy and wife, Kathie, and Jeffrey A. Purdy and wife, Julie; grandchildren, Kelly, Joe and Hannah; sisters, Nancy Carroll and husband, Bill, and Kathy Ryder and husband, Jeff.

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