+ Charles S. Purinton

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AMESBURY — Charles S. Purinton, 88, of Amesbury, and formerly of Byfield, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Newburyport.. He was the husband of Barbara (Sweet) Purinton.

Mr. Purinton was born in Boston on July 22, 1922, son of the late Charles A. and Mary Russell Watson Purinton. Charles graduated from Wentworth Institute and was a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Navy. Charles retired from Sylvania as a machinist. He was a member of the Northeast Live Steamers Club and enjoyed designing, building and running steam locomotives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children and their spouses, Charles A. and Jane Purinton of Salisbury,. Nancy P. and Thomas Cuff of Frederick, Md., and Sarah P. and Michael Lord of Rowley; also a sister, Harriot “Bunny” Nutter of Topsfield; three grandchildren, Aisha L. McKibben and Zachary W. Purinton, Chad H. Lord; and two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Vianne Lord.

ARRANGEMENTS: Burial services will be private and at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Condolences may be submitted at. www.fsrobertsandson.com.

From the Newburyport News.

One thought on “+ Charles S. Purinton

  1. I produced a two-disk DVD entitled “IBLS: The Films of Carl Purinton” (1947–1963)… It shows a lot of the Eastern clubs and long gone famous Live Steamers.. Includes three (3) different generations of Purintons running their locomotives on their famous tracks they once owned.
    Other DVD’s are available of the Western clubs and Pioneers. If interested,
    contact me direct, for more information at:

    Ken Shattock

    North American Region

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