Joseph J. Cullen Jr., 83, of Manchester, husband of 62 years to Mary Lou “Lady” (O’Donnell) Cullen passed away peacefully on Friday April 12, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Joseph J. Sr. and Catherine (Cronauer) Cullen. He worked for Pratt & Whitney, where he retired from after many years. Besides his family, he was most proud of serving in the United States Marine Corp. He was past commandant of the Enfield Marine Corp League and lifelong member of the United States Marine Corp League. He enjoyed his family vacations every summer at Lake Winnipesaukee, NH and traveled Europe. He was a member of the Manchester Parkade Bowling League with Paul and Mark. He was a faithful follower of the Whalers, Eagles, Braves and UCONN Women’s Basketball.
Besides his wife, Joseph is survived by his sons Joseph of Stafford Springs, Paul and his wife Kimberly of South Windsor, Mark of Vernon; his daughter Kathleen Johnson of Stafford Springs; his grandchildren Christina and her husband Joseph Price, and Kelsey Cullen all of Tampa, FL; his great-grandchildren Liam and Owen Price; his sisters Patricia Gayoski and Dolores Musko and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters Annmarie Yablonski and Theresa Evans.
The family wishes to thank North Central Hospice and Palliative care, especially Bonnie, Kathy, Dorothy and Louie who all touched our hearts.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday April 17th at 10:15 a.m. from the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center Street Manchester followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Church 896 Main Street Manchester with burial to follow in St. James Cemetery. Family and Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday April 16th from 4 - 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences, please visit www.tierneyfuneralhome.com
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