Obituary: Patrick Alan Purcell
Oct. 7, 1961 andamp;#8211; Sept. 5, 2011Pat was a native resident of Tahoe City, Calif. Pat attended North Tahoe High School, where he was a wide receiver. After high school Pat pursued his love for music; he became an excellent guitar player which was where his heart lived. Pat chose to be a stone mason, and a carpenter. Pat had a beautiful daughter by Louise Mckay. Pat then married Melanie, and they had two beautiful children. Pat was preceded in death by his nephew, Nathaniel Purcell, his father Robert Purcell, Evie and Boppie.Patrick is survived by his children Rose Evelyn Purcell, 14, Connor George Purcell, 12, and Meghan Louise Mckay, 26; mother June Jankowsky; brothers, Kevin Purcell, Craig Valenti and Robert Purcell Jr. sister, Terri Valenti; and sisters-in-law Becky Purcell and Pam Valenti. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, Selena Canale, Gabriel Purcell, Kyle Purcell, Maureen Purcell, Eric Purcell; and Great Nephew Nathaniel Purcell.Pat was living with his dear friends Karen and Dennis in Grass Valley at the time he suffered a sudden illness. Thank you Karen and Dennis for being so kind to Pat andamp;#8212; he sincerely loved you guys.The family would like to thank everyone who helped guide Pat through his life with his battle with the demons he struggled with. Pat will be truly missed by everyone. He was loved by all, and heaven is lucky to have him. Rock on Patrick Alan Purcell, and rest in peace andamp;#8212; we will see you on the other side.There will be a memorial service to celebrate Patandamp;#8217;s life on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at Grand Avenue on the West Shore, next to Fleur De Lac. For information please call Pam at 530-583-2117 or 775-527-3699.
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