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Miriam B.  Karcher

Obituary for Miriam B. Karcher

September 4, 1928 - August 11, 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts | Age 88


Mrs. Miriam B. (Purdy) Karcher, 88, of Gloucester passed away on Friday morning August 11, 2017 in Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. She was the loving wife of the late Ralph E. Karcher, Jr.

Miriam was born September 4, 1928 in Gloucester. She is the daughter of the late Martin and Carrie (White) Purdy. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester as well as a graduate of Gloucester High School.

Miriam enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed going out to dinner especially the Village Restaurant for fried clams. Her and Ralph enjoyed taking long rides. She loved to read.

She is survived by her son Kirk M. Karcher and his wife Brittany of Rowley, her sister Shirley Ross of Essex. Her cherished grandchildren Jacob Karcher and his wife Molly (Scali) and Courtney Ayer and her husband Matthew. She is also survived by her six great grandchildren Bhodi, Thea and Arlo Ayer, Zachary, Abigail and Chloe Karcher as well as many nieces and nephews including her special niece Karen Shah and her husband Al of Magnolia who assisted in taking care of Miriam.
She was predeceased by her brother Edward Purdy.

In honoring with Miriam's wishes Funeral Services were private and burial was in Beechbrook Cemetery.

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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