Frederick L. Bulger

March 31, 2013       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Frederick L. Bulger, 84, of 521 Hamlin St. died Saturday, March 30, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.

Born Nov. 9, 1928, in Canton, a son of John L. and Cora Laidlaw Bulger, he graduated in 1946 from Gouverneur High School. 

Mr. Bulger was in the Army serving in Germany during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in 1952. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in business. 

He married Mary LaFave on May 26, 1956, at Notre Dame Church in Malone with Rev. Martin officiating. 

Mr. Bulger was a computer programmer at the New York Air Brake from 1955 until his retirement in 1991. 

He was a communicant of Holy Family Church.

Mr. Bulger a member of the American Legion Post 61, an avid reader and a really great grandfather to his grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons and two daughter in-laws, Michael and Marcia, John and Vicki both of Watertown and Steven, New York City; a daughter, Susan and Michael Erdner, Adams; and eight grandchildren, Brian Erdner, Nicole Southcott, Tara Reaves, Sara Bulger, Michael Bulger, Lauren Bulger, Mason Bulger, Marley Bulger.

Calling hours will be 4 to 7 .m. Tuesday, April 2, at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven Murray officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County at The Ellis Farm, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601. 

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Information provided by D.L. Calarco Funeral Home and, Watertown.