Ernest Tupper, 68, of Manchester CT and Estero FL passed away peacefully on March 31, 2019. Ernie was the son of the late Phyllis and Bion Tupper. He was the wonderful husband of 25 years to Ann Sheehy Tupper. Ernie graduated from Manchester High School, class of 1969. He served with distinction in Vietnam and was awarded the bronze star. He retired from Hartford Distributors in Manchester CT. With his winning smile, good nature and infectious laugh, Ernie was loved and respected by friends, old and new. In addition to hanging out with friends, Ernie enjoyed time at the beach, fishing and UCONN football.
Besides his wife, Ernie is survived by his brothers and their wives, Mike and Donna Tupper of Manchester CT and Bruce and Eileen Tupper of North Carolina, as well as his In-laws Terry and Russell Curtiss of Manchester CT and James and Patricia Sheehy of Estero, Florida, sister-in-law Kathleen and husband Bill Frattaroli of Manchester CT, and brother-in-law James and wife Christy Sheehy of Rhode Island. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great niece, great nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, Ernie was pre-deceased by his brother Dave Tupper, his nephew Jeff Tupper and his sister-in-law Patty Sheehy.
A special mention to his friends at the BA and Three J’s, and an extra special shout-out to John Gallagher and The Price is Right.
Friends and Family are invited to a Celebration of life for Ernie on 5/4/19 at 4 p.m. at the British American Club in Manchester, CT where we can toast to his memory and share special Ernie stories.
Interment will be private. The John F. Tierney Funeral Home Manchester, CT has care of the arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
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