Earl "Bud" W. Pelkey, of Enfield, entered into eternal life at the age of 92 on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Stafford Springs.
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Earl was born on Feb. 15, 1922, in the Thompsonville section of Enfield, son of the late Earl W. and Mae R. (Phaneuff) Pelkey, and was a lifelong resident of Enfield. He attended local schools. He then enlisted into the service and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on PT boats in the South Pacific. Earl was employed with Bigelow Sanford, Combustion Engineering, and retired from Pratt & Whitney. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Drum & Bugle Corp., volunteer firefighter at the Thompsonville Fire Department, Elmcrest C.C., lifetime member St. Patrick Church, and he was an avid golfer and skier.
Earl is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, John "Jack" B. Pelkey, in 2013.
Per Earl's request there will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon on Friday, June 6, in St. Patrick Church, Enfield. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Patrick's King Street Cemetery in Enfield.
In lieu flowers memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Suffield House Resident Council, 1 Canal Road, Suffield, CT 06078.
Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels has been entrusted with his arrangements.
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43 Shaker Road Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from June 4 to June 8, 2014