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Kennedy Cullen



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Kennedy “Guy” Cullen, 79, passed away on August 8, 2019, in Middletown. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Joan (Stevens) Cullen. He was born on July 9, 1940, in Island Park, N.Y. His parents were William J. Cullen and Dorothy (Dickson) Cullen.

When he was 12 years old, he moved with his mother to Newtown. He graduated from Newtown High School, where he excelled in sports. After high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Joan, and started a family. He worked at Allied Container in Newtown for many years. He was a volunteer fireman in Sandy Hook. He played in a variety of softball leagues. He coached Little League and youth basketball teams and was involved with Pop Warner football. He was an auxiliary member of the VFW Post 8294.

He is survived by daughter, Cory Cullen, and husband, Douglas Allen; son, Greg Cullen, and his wife, Nancy; and daughter, Carley VanWattum, and her husband, Arty. He leaves seven grandchildren and five great-grandsons, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his three older brothers, William, Donald, and Alexander.

There will be a celebration of Guy’s life on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 2 pm, at the Sandy Hook Firehouse at 18-20 Riverside Road, Sandy Hook.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

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