In Memory Of

Mr. Brian J.

Service Information

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Friday, October 21, 2022
10:00 am


A special request;

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Brian's name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness Queens Nassau, 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite C117, Lake Success, NY 11042 or at:


It is with deep sorrow and immense love that we announce the sudden passing of our son and brother, Brian J. Purcell, on October 12, 2022. He is survived by his mother Robin, his father Joseph, his stepmother Patti, his brothers Joey and Jimmy, his sister Amy and her husband Tommy, his paternal grandmother Regina, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, his dog Blue and his cat Sawyer. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Jane and Hewitt McGowan, and by his paternal grandfather, James Purcell.

A lifelong resident of Garden City, Brian graduated from Garden City High School in 2010 and earned his bachelor's degree from Farmingdale State College.

Brian was unmatched in his ability to love and care for his fellow man. He was empathetic almost to a fault, your problems were his. He was always willing to help anyone who he felt was in need. Brian had a huge heart, he was kind, polite and respectful to all, and was well liked and loved by those who crossed his path. He had a great sense of humor and could always make you smile with his wit. Although he didn't always recognize it in himself, Brian had every gift that really matters in life, except as it turns out, in length of years.

So we must say goodbye, for now, to this wonderful, kind and gentle soul that we have been so blessed to call our own.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home, 1201 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am at the Church of St. Anne, 35 Dartmouth Street, Garden City, NY.

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