Pamela Purpura of S. Chelmsford


Mrs. Pamela Purpura, 70, of South Chelmsford, MA died Friday afternoon, November 23, 2018 at her home after a long illness surrounded by her family.
She was married to the late James Purpura who died September 26, 1991.
Pamela was the daughter of the late Roy and Charlotte Scherig. She was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1966.
She retired earlier this year from Linear Technologies/ Analog Devices, and previously worked at Parexel of Lowell, MA and RCA of Burlington.
She was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Chelmsford, MA.
She loved animals especially cats, and volunteered at the Lowell Humane Society. Pamela enjoyed ballroom dancing, ice skating, and making ceramics. She was an avid seamstress; making her own clothes.
Pamela is survived her two daughters Trisha Purpura of Ionia, MI and Kelly Purpura of Chelmsford; a sister, Linda and her husband, Randall Helweg of Pelham, NH; two brothers, Kenneth and his wife, Elly Scherig of Methuen, MA and Paul Scherig of Sun City Center, FL, and many nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Karen Scherig who died May 1, 1973.
A special thank you to her care giver, Annie Pokumensah for her loving care and support provided to “Mrs. Pam”.

Visiting hours Thursday 4 to 7 P.M. Funeral Friday at 11AM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Burial in Gibson Cemetery, Pelham, NH. Memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St. Lowell, MA 01854 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brain Cancer, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the charity of your choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


November 29, 2018
4 PM - 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home


November 30, 2018
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Peter and Martha Kaselis says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
    Your family in the death of your Sister.

    Peter and Martha Kaselis ; and the
    Forest Street Union Church Community

  2. Carol DuLong says:

    Dear Kelly & Trisha

    I am So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. All the years we worked together we shared many happy times, all the fond memories I have of Pam will stay close to my heart.

    I will miss her dearly may she rest in peace. You are both are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Carol DuLong

  3. kevin vasconcelos says:

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. may all my prayers go with herand her family.

  4. kevin vasconcelos says:

    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. may all my prayers go with her.


  5. Jan Rubel says:

    I am so sad to hear about Pam. We worked together for many years and we had a lot of good times. She will be missed by us all. I recently moved to FL so cannot be there but please know I am thinking of you. My heartfelt condolences to Kelly and Trisha, it is so hard to lose your Mom.

  6. Teri Pullum says:

    Hugs and prayers for the family.

  7. Lindsey stanton says:

    My deepest condolences to the Kelly and family. May she rest in peace. You are in my prayers and healing is being sent to help you during this difficult time.

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