Former Nassau Executive Francis Purcell dies at 95

Francis Purcell, a former Long Island politician who

Francis Purcell, a former Long Island politician who served as Nassau County executive, has died at age 95. (May 18, 2014 5:50 PM)

Francis Purcell, a former Long Island politician who served as Nassau County executive, has died at age 95.

Purcell died of natural causes today in Florida. He had lived in Malverne, where he was once the mayor, and he served as Nassau's fifth county executive from 1977 to 1987.

He was a World War II veteran and a former minor league baseball player who never lost a political election.

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