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Dwight Pulkkinen

March 17, 1941 April 26, 2017
Dwight Pulkkinen
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Dwight Pulkkinen, age 76, of Ansonia, beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary (Hughes) Pulkkinen, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 26, 2017 in Bridgeport Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Pulkkinen was born March 17, 1941 in Lovell, Maine, son of the late Donald and Mae (Harmon) Pulkkinen and had been a lifetime area resident.

Dwight was a United States Army Veteran and was a retired tractor trailer driver for 50 years having worked for Petruzzello, Spector Freight, North Penn Transfer and Overnight Transportation.
He loved nothing more than spending time with his devoted family especially his grandchildren and was an avid NY Yankee and New England Patriot fan. He always enjoyed watching NASCAR and modified racing with his wife.

Survivors include his four children Margaret M. O'Reilly and her husband Timothy of Ansonia, Erik Pulkkinen and his wife Christina of Beacon Falls, Mark Pulkkinen of Seymour and Karen Pulkkinen and her fiancé James Hughes of Oxford; four grandchildren, Megan O'Reilly, Colleen O'Reilly, Alexis Strode and Erik Pulkkinen, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his brother Freddie.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sunset Shores and Bridgeport Hospital especially their Geriatric Center for their loving and considerate care given to their father.

Friends are invited to attend his funeral service with full military honors celebrated by Father Peter Cipriani on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St, Stratford. Interment will be at a later date. Friends may visit with his family Saturday before service time from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dwight's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Suite 100, 2075 Silas Dean Highway, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067.
For additional information or to leave a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

29

Apr

10:00 AM 4/29/2017 10:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4/29/2017 1:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Apr

1:00 PM 4/29/2017 1:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

*** ***celebrated by Father Peter Cipriani *** *** Full Military Honors will Follow *** ***Interment will be at a later date

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

2911 Dixwell Ave
Suite 100
Hamden, CT 06518
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