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Obituary: Gerald F. “Jerry” Tully, 77

Feb 13, 2018 05:57AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Gerald F. “Jerry” Tully, Ret. Staff Sergeant Massachusetts State Police, age 77, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018.

Jerry was the beloved husband of Judith A. (Green) Tully, devoted father of Karen Richardson of Tewksbury, Brian Tully of York, ME, John Tully of Wilmington, Mark Tully & his wife Nancy of Foxboro and Maura Puleo & her husband Robert of Chesterfield, VA. Loving “Papa” of Bradley, Janine, Jason, Daniel, Logan, Conor, Riley, Megan, Amanda, Katelyn, Brendan, Kevin, Matthew, Emily, Grace and Caroline. Cherished son of the late Francis P. and Margaret (Sullivan) Tully, dear brother of Rev. Eugene Tully of Wilmington and Kevin Tully of Malden. Brother-in-law of Edward & Eugenia Green of Wakefield and the late Jack Green. Uncle of Tanya Green.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, February 15th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 14th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations in Gerald’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Jerry proudly served in the U. S. Army and U. S. Army Reserves for more than 28 years; retiring as a Lt. Colonel.

He was also a proud member of the Massachusetts State Police where he retired as a Staff Sergeant.

Jerry was a teacher of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security for many years at several Municipal Police Academies, U Mass Lowell, Western New England University and Bunker Hill Community College.

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