Wakes held in Carmel Dept. of Public Works murder-suicide

Hundreds of mourners attended the separate wakes of Michael Purdy and Michael Boccardi today in Mahopac.

According to police, Michael Boccardi shot and killed himself on Wednesday, after shooting and killing 56-year-old Michael Purdy, his co-worker at the Carmel Department of Public Works.

Purdy and Boccardi's estranged wife, MaryAnn, had just returned from a dinner date when they were accosted by Michael Boccardi in the driveway at Purdy's Woodland Road home, according to authorities.

Both victims leave behind four children each.

Boccardi's funeral will be held on Monday at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Shrub Oak.

Purdy's funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home in Mahopac. Wakes planned for Carmel highway workers in murder-suicide

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