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Fallon, Julie - Enfield  
Julie Ann (Wulfkuhle) Fallon Julie Ann (Wulfkuhle) Fallon, 66, of Enfield, Connecticut, passed away at her home peacefully on Wednesday December 17, 2014 with her family at her side. She was born on July 29, 1948 in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of the late Herman G. and Marcella Bell (Grauel) Wulfkuhle. She grew up in Topeka, Kansas attending Holy Name School and Hayden High. She graduated from Saint Mary University in Leavenworth, Kansas, came East and began a 32 year career in the computer field for Cigna Corporation retiring as a Systems Manager in 2002. She had great success in her employment while simultaneously being a caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Julie lived in Enfield for the past 39 years where she raised her family and became an active member of the community. Julie was deeply committed to her faith and served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister and was active in her parish communities at both Holy Family Church and St. Bernard s Church. She served as President of the Holy Family Parish Council and its Women s Guild and was active in its bereavement ministry. Since her retirement, Julie committed her time to volunteering at the Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center where she served as President of their Advisory Board, the Network Against Domestic Abuse where she also served as President of the Board and the Board of St. Martha s Home And School Association. She was fond of the arts, especially live theatre and musical performances, enjoyed a round of golf and loved to cook for family and friends. Julie was a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and celebrated her American Indian heritage. Julie s official Potawatomi name was Zaw Pneshi which translated means Yellow Bird . When she wasn t volunteering, she spent her time caring for and enjoying her grandchildren, Mary, Joe, and Tommy, who each brightened her days tremendously. Whether she was visiting Kansas, New York, or simply heading to Springfield, Massachusetts to a Fallon gathering, family was important to her and she made great efforts to ensure that all of her relatives and friends felt the warmth and support that makes for a loving family. Her daily life was filled with good friends who shared her passion for service and her zest for life. Julie is survived by her devoted husband, Joseph E. Fallon of Enfield, her son, Joseph E. Fallon, Jr. and his wife Lori DiPietro Fallon of Longmeadow, Massachusetts and her, son, Brian J. Fallon and his partner, Aries Liang of Jersey City, New Jersey; her grandchildren, Mary, Joseph, and Thomas of Longmeadow; her siblings, Joan M. Atkins and her husband, Danny of Topeka, Kansas, Joseph L. Wulfkuhle and his wife, Chang, of Glendale, Arizona and Jean E. Wulfkuhle of Topeka; her-in-laws, William E. Fallon and Deborah Chappell, Jennifer C. Fallon, James E. and Jean M. Fallon, Gary and Mary F. Provost, Edward J. and Jacqueline S. Fallon, Stephen J. and Katherine F. Sousa and Malachy E. and Karen R. Fallon and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and great-great nieces. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Jerome T. Wulfkuhle, her brother-in-law, Michael E. Fallon, and her in-laws Edward J. and Mary J. Fallon of Springfield. Julie and her family extend their thanks to Dr. Peter K. Schauer and his staff, all of the wonderful and caring doctors, nurses and aides at Hartford Hospital, Suffield House, Hartford Hospital VNA, Comfort Keepers and all those who cared for her over these past eleven months. The family also thanks all who strengthened Julie emotionally and spiritually with their Mass cards, gifts, letters and cards. Julie s strength of character and beautiful spirit left an indelible mark on everyone that she met. Your love and kindnesses are a testament to her spirit of generosity, the tenderness of her heart, and the fierceness of her loyalty. Cancer is indeed cruel but Julie s courage in the face of adversity taught us all what it truly means to be brave during the most difficult of times. The family will receive friends on Sunday December 21, 2014 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Road, Enfield, Connecticut. A Mass of Christian Burial (meet at church) will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 22, 2014 in St. Bernard Church, 426 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, Connecticut. Burial will follow in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, Massachusetts. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard School, Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, the Network Against Domestic Abuse or to a charity of the donor s choice. For further information, directions or online condolences, please visit . Julie Ann (Wulfkuhle) Fallon
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Dec. 19, 2014
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