Gerald David Bullock of West Hartford, beloved husband of Doris (Costigan) Bullock, died peacefully on Jan. 26, 2018.
Jerry was born on Oct. 31, 1929, in Bristol, to the late Marion (Ingraham) and C. Clifford Bullock. He often reminisced about a very happy childhood with his family in Bristol, and spoke proudly of his early school years when he was both class vice-president and president, and of how he had achieved the designation of Eagle Scout.
After high school, he attended Springfield College for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, after which he enrolled and graduated from Bates College.
He met and married his first wife Lois (Perry) Bullock in 1955. They eventually moved to Vernon where they spent many happy years raising their family. He was employed by The Hartford Insurance Group for over 30 years.
After Lois’ passing, Jerry met Dorie. They married in 1981 and he moved to West Hartford where they enjoyed many happy years living near family and close friends. His long life included many hobbies and past-times as well as memorable trips to Vermont, New Hampshire, Europe and the condo he and Dorie enjoyed in Vero Beach, Fla.
He was a member of several organizations including the Bristol Jaycees, the Masonic Friendship-Tuscan Lodge of Manchester, the First Congregational Church of Vernon, the Wintonbury Flying Club, and Wampanoag Country Club.
What he loved more than anything was spending time with his family, which includes his children, Jill McAllister and her husband, Bill, Clifford Bullock and his wife, Nancy, Brenda Gothers and her husband, David, Dorie’s children, Deirdre Armon, and Jay Dillon and his wife, Vyera.
He also leaves his grandchildren, David, Amie, Michelle, Amanda, Sarah, Bill, Andrea, Jason, Kaley, Alexis and Matt, as well as four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his first wife, he was predeceased by his sister, Kaye Bailey, and her husband and Jerry’s best friend, Ace, and his brother, Gil Bullock.
Jerry’s family would like to thank the caring staff of the Palliative Unit of St. Mary Home.
Family and friends are invited to gather on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 136 South Main St., West Hartford. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by a memorial service beginning at 4 p.m. Burial will be private.
For directions and online condolences, visit www.taylorandmodeen.com .