August 26, 1926 ~ February 19, 2020

Born in: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

Father Purfield passed away February 19, 2020. He had been a priest for 66 years and pastor for many years at All Saints Catholic Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother. Father is survived by his brother, William “Bill” Purfield and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2pm-4pm followed immediately by Vigil Service, both to be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 2559 S. Federal Blvd, Denver. Funeral Mass Monday, February 24, 2020, 10am, Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 N. Logan Street, Denver. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.


Vigil Service: February 23, 2020 4:00 pm

All Saints Catholic Church
2559 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219


Funeral Mass: February 24, 2020 10:00 am

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
1530 N. Logan Street
Denver, CO 80203


Mount Olivet Cemetery
12801 W. 44th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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  1. Rest In Peace Father Purfield🙏🏽 A blessing it was to be apart of your faith since I was a child, from baptism to confirmation and then throughout my adult life.

  2. Fr. Purfield was the only priest that visited me at Crag Hospital 36 years ago. He was visiting and asked if there were any other Catholics there. He came back consistently. Thanks Fr. Purfield for being there when you didn’t need to be.

  3. You will be sorely missed by so many. You were always there when we needed you. Rest in Peace Father Purfield and thank you!

  4. I have wonderful memories of you at St. Patrick’s school and church. I spoke to you at a St Patrick’s school event a few years ago and enjoyed the beautiful conversation. Rest In Peace father Purfield.

    Suzanne Saavedra

  5. Father you were not only my boss and priest but you were my friend who helped me more than you could know. Thank you Father for all your love and guidance. I will miss you.


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