Of Malden, passed away on Friday, July 15 th 2022. Artemio was born in Bautista,
Pangasinan, Philippines on August 22nd 1923, the son of Bonifacio and Francisca Purugganan. He was raised and educated in the Philippines. Artemio loved music and poetry, watching movies and wrestling, and spending time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Gabriela (Santiago) Purugganan, his daughter Corason Tuason, and his parents. He is survived by his children Dolores Tolerba and her husband Hermie of Texas, Pricilla Cruz and her husband Jose Jr., Artemio II and his wife Annaliza, Josefina Mapile and her husband Alex, and Edgar Purugganan and wife Lizabeth. Artemio is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren as well as many other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.
Funeral services for Artemio were held on Thursday, July 21st at St. Joseph’s Parish 770 Salem St, Malden.