Edward "Ed" Purdie, Jr., 59, died unexpectedly at his home in Branford (where he was relocating from West Haven), of natural causes on Friday April 21, 2017.
He was the beloved son of Anna Purdie of Branford and the late Edward Purdie, Sr. Ed was born in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to America in 1966 at the age of 8. Ed worked at Bayer Laboratories as Head Supervisor for more that 25 years. He also worked as Head Supervisor for Gravy Master of Branford for more than six years. In his spare time, Ed loved nothing more than watching soccer and his favorite baseball team, the NY Mets. He was also an avid movie lover.
Besides his mother, Ed is survived by his brothers, Gavin of Santa Monica, CA, and Andrew and his partner Aaron of Las Vegas, NV. Ed was a generous, gentle soul who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Friends are invited to a graveside service Friday morning at 11:00 in Branford Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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