Life Story / Obituary
With her family by her side, Sandra L. “Sandi” Purdy, age 56, passed away Saturday June 29, 2019. Sandra was born in Racine, October 21, 1962, daughter of the late Benedetto and Mary Ann (Nee: Vereb) Wells.
She was a graduate of J.I. Case High School “Class of 1981”. On September 10, 1988, Sandi was united in marriage to David Purdy. In her younger years, she was employed with Randall’s County Market, and later was employed with Racine Unified as a classroom assistant with Special Education. For the past nine years while in Arizona, Sandi loved her time caring for children as their nanny. A beautiful woman with a magnetic personality, Sandi loved socializing and made friends everywhere she went. She will be best remembered for her great love for her family.
Sandi will be dearly missed by her loving husband of thirty years, Dave; her three children who she adored, Tara, Tony and Tia Purdy; her sisters and brothers, Suzanne (Mark) Ferguson, John Wells, all of Naples, FL, Shari (Michael) Stefani of Cave Creek, AZ, Sheila Wells (Terry Lyons) of Chicago, IL, James Wells (Stephanie Busby) of Kenosha, WI; mother-in-law, Rosemary Purdy; in-laws, Denise (Don) Sokolowski, Marlene (Richard) Stindle, Bob Purdy, Nancy (Jeff) Zanotti, Richard (Jennifer) Purdy, Sandy (Butch) Beier, John Purdy, Patty (Jim) Buchholz and Sharon (Matt) Zagar; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents, Sandi was also preceded in death by her sister Shelly Graf.
Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Private family services and interment will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32.