D'Arcy Joan Purcell

d'arcy purcell

November 12, 1962 ~ August 31, 2021

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

D’Arcy Joan Purcell ~
D’Arcy died August 31, 2021 in her home in Pueblo. She entered the world on November 12, 1962 born to Allen J. and Dorothy Jo Baird of Pueblo. She is preceded in death by her father, mother, father-in-law Charles Purcell, mother-in-law Ophelia Purcell, numerous aunts and uncles, and her nephew Rusty Baird. Surviving her are her siblings Susan Brown-Sawyer (Tom); Jay Baird; Becky Stringer (Paul); Janice Otten (Chris); Jane Baird (Al); and Betsy Morris (Ryan); her brothers-in-law Chuck Purcell (Cheri) and Dennis Purcell as well as 11 nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews.
Michael Purcell, her former husband and friend, and their two children, Meghan Ophelia Purcell and Christopher Michael Purcell, all of Pueblo, survive D’Arcy.
Her family meant the world to her. She had a wonderful sense of humor about raising children and life’s struggles. She dearly loved her children and offered them a soft place to land, always being their solid ground.
D’Arcy was an amazing preschool teacher. She adored her students and they adored her. An avid reader and book club member, she loved romance novels, and was excited to learn about how to better her very essence, always striving to attain virtues. She spent time crafting in her basement making old things into new.
This kind and gentle woman helped many get through the day. She cared about her good friends, Irene, Carol, Mike and Sue, and Vickie, along with many other friends, and her neighbor Richard.
She was, and always will be, a bright light in our hearts.
Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, with Funeral Mass, 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment will follow the Mass at Imperial Memorial Gardens. There will be a reception following the burial at St. Therese Parish Hall. The family requests flowers and food be omitted, but donations may be made to St. Therese Catholic School in memory of D’Arcy. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com


Rosary: September 9, 2021 6:00 pm

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


Funeral Mass: September 10, 2021 2:00 pm

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. CandleImageDarcy,
    We go a long way back in time my friend. I truly enjoyed working with you. You were one of my BEST teacher that every worked for me at Southside Children’s Center. We have a lot of great memories together. You truly were a gift from GOD. You touched a lot of children and families lives in our community. I can still here your voice laughing. You were so kind and loving. You rest in peace my friend and I will see you again some day in heaven. I’ll keeping Meghan and Christopher and the rest of your family in our prayers. Love you sista!
    Brenda Gonzales-Rodriguez

  2. CandleImageD’Arcy,
    You were the crafter of the family always following Dads lead in (making a GOOD presentation) especially on Christmas morning!!! D’Arcy had a GREAT sense of humor to lift people up….never putting people down. Your caring, kind heart to help or share with other people and putting them first instead of yourself was who you were. Your children Meghan and Christopher meant the world to your heart always expecting them to be their very best. You were a gift from God to your family and many many many others. Family matters….you will be so missed. So very Proud to be your sister. You will be so missed as I said before …..so missed.
    I love you. Princess Blackfoot. ❤️❤️

  3. CandleImageThanks Darcy for being my friend. Your story telling and your laugh was infectious and I always enjoyed both. Peace my friend. We’re keeping Meghan and Christopher and the rest of your family in our prayers.

  4. CandleImageD’Arcy we love and will miss you forever. Your are my sister from another mother and you will be in my heart forever. The first time I met you, you were 3 years old with a big smile and that long blond ponytail. Love you Barbara and Pat Kelley 💗💗💗💗💗💔

  5. CandleImageDarcy: I am going to miss you at St. Therese
    Catholic School. Means alot that you and
    Ms. Renee had our grandson Gabe in pre-school. You were also so supportive in my time of loss. You enjoy heaven with your creator. Love to all!!!!! your family. Chris and Meghan. Don, Pam, Kiefer and Gabe Mangin

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