Paul J. Chuck Sr.

Paul J. Chuck Sr., 82, of Vernon, beloved husband of the late Roxanne (Sposito) Chuck, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Touchpoints of Farmington.

He was born in Springfield, on Feb. 15, 1931, to Joseph and Annie (Kufcak) Chuck. He moved to Michigan and then to Hartford when he was 8 years old. Paul was a graduate of Bulkeley High School with the Class of 1948. Paul served our country with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in the 103rd Airborne Squadron, Air Police Station, Suffolk County Air Force Base, Long Island, N.Y. He attained the rank of sergeant. Paul worked in construction and was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 43, retiring in 1984. Upon his retirement he built his dream home in Willington. Paul was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed gardening, golfing, and winters in Florida. He was an "original" Mr. Softie in the Vernon/Rockville area in the '60s.

He was the devoted father of three children, Paul J. Chuck Jr., and his wife, Sandra, of Ellington, Stephen Chuck, and his wife, Denise, of South Windsor, and Gini Pitruzzello, and her husband, Robert, of Manchester. He also leaves five grandchildren, Trisha Pesce, and her husband, Robert, Nicole FitzGerald, and her husband, John, Michael Pitruzzello, and his wife, Barbara, Jonathan Chuck and Christopher Chuck; as well as four great-grandchildren, Juliana and Carina Pesce, Sophia Pitruzzello, and Gabriella (Gabby) FitzGerald. He was predeceased by his sisters, Anna and Agnes; brothers John, Andrew, and Stephen.

Paul's family wishes to send their heartfelt thanks to Touchpoints of Farmington for its outstanding care and compassion. They would also like to thank Barbara Hance and Sheila for their thoughtful and professional guidance throughout this entire process.

His family will receive friends on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Ladd Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, Vernon, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Vernon. Burial will follow in St. Bernard's Cemetery, Rockville.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4, 2014