John A. “Red” Bulger, Jr.
TOGUS -– John A. “Red” Bulger, Jr., 81, of Prospect Avenue, Rumford, died on July 5, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital.
He was born in Rumford on April 9, 1930, the son of John “Gus” and Margaret (Stevens) Bulger. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1948.
He entered the US Navy right after high school serving during the Korean War as a radar man First Class. He worked at the Rumford Paper Mill as a millwright for over 40 years until retirement.
He was a Communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius–St. John Church; member of Napoleon Ouellette Post #24, American Legion; member Rumford Falls Aerie #1248, F.O.E.; and a member of LeParesseux Snowshoe Club.
He spent many years in boy scouting and formerly served as scout master of Troop #581.
Red enjoyed skiing, making stain glass, wood carving, walks, dancing at the Eagles and Snow Shoe Club. He also loved the family gatherings.
He was married in Rumford on July 31, 1951 to the former Colleen M. Blanchard.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Colleen Bulger of Rumford; sons, Gregory J. Bulger of Auburn, Michael W. Bulger of Bethel, and Gary A. Bulger and his wife, Joy of Marlboro, MA; grandchildren, Hope Kirkendall and husband, Chad of Atlanta, GA and Amanda Roberts and husband, Andrew of Marlboro, MA.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two sisters, Beverly J. McKenna and Margaret L. Thurston.
Private services will be held at the family’s convenience at a future date. Interment will be at the Sunnyside Cemetery, Rumford.