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1935 Chic 2019

Chic Purpuri

September 10, 1935 — August 16, 2019

Rosario Anthony "Chic" Purpuri, 83, husband of Delores Joan Sprague Purpuri and a resident of Belle Haven, VA, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Onancock, VA. A native of Toms River, NJ, he was the son of the late Vincenzo J. Purpuri and the late Anna Citta Purpuri. He was a retired co-owner of Dover Pools in Toms River, member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and past member of Pleasant Plains Fire Company.

In addition to his loving wife of 65 years, he is survived by four daughters, Patti Simpson and her husband, Gordon, of Toms River, Teri Sgro and her husband, John, of Jensen Beach, FL, Sharon Peet of Toms River, and Lisa Cerami and her husband, Greg, of Toms River; four sisters, Giovanni Purpuri, Lucia Purpuri, Vincenza Butow and Rosemarie Erbe, all of Toms River; seven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. Mr. Purpuri was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Purpuri.

A service will be held at a later date in Toms River, NJ.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements were made by the Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.

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