Sean Ryan Purcell, 28, of Redding, previously of Ridgefield, died Saturday at his home. He was the son of James Ryan and Prudence (Browne) Purcell, of New Milford.

Mr. Purcell was born Nov. 26, 1982, in White Plains, N.Y., and resided in Rye, N.Y., as well as in Ohio until he moved with his family to Ridgefield in 1996.

He graduated from Ridgefield High School in the Class of 2001.

He was employed with the Ridgefield Pet Store for more than 10 years and was currently employed with Casey Fuel Co., working part time at the Ancient Mariner Restaurant.

Mr. Purcell found joy and built a wonderful community through his participation with the Ridgefield Basketball Association.

He also enjoyed outdoor endeavors such as the Ridgefield Shooting Range, mountain biking, body surfing in Montauk, and he loved the wilderness of Saranac Lake.

Mr. Purcell cherished his family and many friends in the Ridgefield area.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Kelly Purcell, of the Bronx, N.Y.; Prudence Wright, and her husband, Bill, also of the Bronx; Molly Yamanaka of Aurora, Colo.; Jim Purcell, and his wife, Kathryn, of Euclid, Ohio; his maternal grandmother, Jean H. Browne, of Sherman; his paternal grandmother, Geraldine (Ryan) Purcell, of Rye, N.Y.; a niece; six nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends in the Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, today from 5 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 55 Catoonah St., Ridgefield, at 10:15 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club, 41 Governor St., Ridgefield, CT 06877.