In Memoriam : Robert Purvis

Robert Purvis Robert Burns Purvis - age: 87
(July 07, 1934 to March 15, 2022 )
Resident of Dade City, FL and Saco, Maine

Visitation Information:
Visiting hours will be at Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home, 365 Main Street, Saco on Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Graveside services will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 293 Beach Street, Saco on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 11:00am with Rev. Burt Howe officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to Thornton Academy's Athletic Complex Campaign in Robert's name. Checks can be sent to Thornton Academy, Attn: Development, 438 Main St., Saco, ME 04072 or made online at

Dade City, Florida - Robert Burns Purvis, 87, formerly from Saco, Maine passed away March 15, 2022 surrounded by his family. Born on July 7, 1934 to George and Vaughn Purvis in New Brunswick, Canada. He moved to Maine with his family in 1946 and eventually settled in Saco where he built his own home with his dad. Bob graduated from Thornton Academy and went through an apprentice program to become a plumber until he partnered with his brother Clifford Purvis to purchase Saco Brick Company until 1969. He then worked as a pipefitter until he retired in 1996. Bob and his wife Ann enjoyed spending their winters at their Florida home and summers at Swan Pond in Lyman, Maine.
He was predeceased by his son Steven. Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Ann Purvis and his daughter and son-in-law Kellie and Kevin McNary, their 3 children and 5 grandchildren, Bob's brother and his wife, Clifford and Joyce and nephews Eric and Kirk Purvis and their families. Brother-in-law Eugene Pierce and several nieces and nephews.
Robert had a work hard/play hard attitude towards life. Whether you were a friend for 5 minutes or 50 years Bob was always willing to help. You could easily find Bob starting off every morning at a coffee shop in Maine or Florida enjoying the company of his friends. And when it was time to play; boating, snowmobiling, traveling, and motorcycling were just a few of the activities he shared with his family and friends.
This quiet, intense, generous, energetic man will be missed by all the lives he's touched throughout his wonderful life.


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