Edward F. Purtill

Edward F. Purtill, 56, formerly of Northvale, peacefully passed away with his cherished husband Keshav Pradhan by his side at his home in West Milford NJ on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

Edward (Eddie) was born in Hoboken on Feb 3, 1963 the first son after 6 daughters to the late Frances (nee Behr) and Edward J Purtill, and was raise in both Teaneck and Northvale NJ.  He graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, NJ in 1982 and went on to serve in the Navy from 1982 – 1987.   He worked for Spectra Labs in Rockliegh NJ for many years where he considered his co-workers as his extended family.

Eddie is survived by 6 sisters Susan Stafford (and Jay) of San Francisco CA, Karen Nies (and Kenneth) of Hamburg NJ, Jamie Caputo (and Gerard Roundtree) of Blooming Grove NY, Marion Carlisi (and Raymond) of Delran NJ, Alison Mersincavage of Sugar Loaf NY, Cathy Purtill of Elmwood Park NJ.  He is pre deceased by his brother Joseph Purtill and sister Beth Ann Purtill.  He was the proud Uncle to Jesse, Rocco, Kenneth (KJ), Adam, Sergio, Mark, Erika, Gabriella (Brie), Anthony, Joseph and Raymond.  He enjoyed watching the family grow as Great nieces and nephews came along.

Visiting hours will be Friday 5-8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050).



  1. Fly high with the angels cousin!! You joined alot of awesome family members but us here still on earth will miss you deeply!! I’m sure glad that we chatted when we did in early Jan., because who knew that would be last I would hear from you! Glad I was able to tell you that I loved you also. You are forever labelled as my most hilarious cousin! I liove you cousin. May you RIP until we meet again!!

  2. We are sending all our love from Texas. May peace beyond understanding be bestowed upon your hearts and minds.

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