Joseph H. Tully, 83, of Manchester, CT passed away peacefully Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the VA Hospital in West Haven, CT, after a short battle with cancer. A lifelong resident of Manchester, Joe was born to Emily (Rice) and Joseph V. Tully on August 10, 1936.
He graduated from MHS in 1954, and enlisted in the Navy at age 17, serving aboard the USS McCaffery DD-860 as a radioman first class. He was a real estate broker for 50 years; starting with the Hayes Corporation then continuing on his own as Tully Real Estate.
He married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Macri in 1956. After her death in 1992, he was blessed to meet and marry Shirley Lorenzen in 1997. Joe enjoyed hunting, buying and selling antiques, collecting Manchester memorabilia, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Throughout his life he was active in many civic organizations.
He is survived by his wife Shirley and his children and their spouses. Dorothy and Louis Zarrella, Kim and Ken Griffith, Dean and Helen Tully, Alan and Heidi Tully. He has 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. His brother Fred and Maryann Tully and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife (Lucille) he was predeceased by his granddaughter Amber Ruml and great granddaughter Brooklyn Howard.
Calling hours will be Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. Bridget Church, 80 Main Street, Manchester, CT. Burial will follow at East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Army/Navy Club 1090 Main Street, Manchester, CT, Victory Junction https://victoryjunction.org/the-gift-of-camp/, or Crazy Horse Memorial https://donate.crazyhorsememorial.org/.
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