Elizabeth "Betty"'s Story
Elizabeth “Betty” Purcell, age 93, of Methuen and formerly of Lawrence, passed away at her late residence on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Betty was born in Lawrence on April 21, 1924, to the late Henry and Nellie (Fogarty) Fallon. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School of Lawrence, Class of 1943. Betty was a tax assessor and tax collector for the City of Lawrence for 30 years. She was a former communicant of St. Monica’s Parish of Methuen, a former officer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knight of Columbus and a member of the Holy Family Ladies Auxiliary.
Betty is survived by her sister-in-law, Jeanette Fallon of West Newton. She was predeceased by her late husband, John P. Purcell; a son, John M. Purcell; brother, Henry B. Fallon; and sisters, Theresa Fallon and Helen Vicedomine.
Friends and guests are invited to call on Thursday, October 19, 2017, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, 233 Lawrence St., Methuen. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Monica’s Parish of Methuen. Interment to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery of Lawrence. For directions and online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website, www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Purcell and Fallon Families.
Published on  October 18, 2017