At 85 she was still a firecracker. Doris kept her hands busy: many a newborn baby knew the warmth of her crocheted blankets and hats. She cooked a great spaghetti, most likely because the sauce originated from tomatoes she grew in her own garden. Her tastes were simple: Doris liked to eat candy, gummy bears, mint leaves, soft pretzels enjoy a nice cup of coffee. If her T.V was on she’d be checking out a little dancing with the stars. Her Later years found her traveling to the islands: the kids had left the home and her husband had retired so they made the best of those years.
She’d meet a handsome guy, the late James, through a family friend. They shared a 51-year marriage blessed by her sons: Jimmy and Joe Pursel. She is survived by her brother, Joseph (Sandy) Mullen and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Come celebrate 85 great years Tuesday from 1-2 pm at Sweeney Funeral Home, 478 Cooper Street, Beverly NJ, where there will be a service at 2 pm.