Obituary of Leeland McCullough (1932 – 2021) – Unionville, CT

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Leeland D. (Mac) McCullough Sr. 89, of Farmington, CT, beloved husband of Betty (Stevens) McCullough, passed away to eternal life on Wednesday October 20, 2021. Born in New Bedford, MA. October 27, 1932, son of the late Everett and Eunice McCullough. Lee has been a fixture in the Farmington community for 62 years! Lee was well known for his western outfit and cowboy hats, he rode around town in his many bumper sticker Volkswagen vans delivering the Hartford Courant and visiting his favorite establishments. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran who joined the service at the age of 17. He was a member of the Oakland Gardens Fire Department and a long-time member of the American Legion where he served with the Color Guard. Lee worked at the Tunxis Golf Course and was a “milk man” for HP Hood, Sealtest, and New England Dairy. He enjoyed sports like hunting, fishing, golf, horseshoes, corn hole and swimming. He loved to dance and sing karaoke at his winter home at Grand Lake RV and Golf Resort in Ocala, Florida. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his son Leeland D. McCullough Jr., and his wife Donna, his daughters, Allison Gay and her husband Stephen, Laura Hewins and Billy Wright, his granddaughters Tracy McCullough and Alex D’Pastino, Jessica McCullough, his grandsons Daniel Gay, Keith McCullough, Joseph Hewins and great-grandson, Anthony D’Pastino, his brother Ronald McCullough of Alturas, CA, and his sister Susan Choquette and her husband Leo and their 3 sons. Leeland was predeceased by his beloved daughter Diana McCullough, his son-in-law Gary Hewins and his beloved aunt Helen. The family would like to thank Amberwoods of Farmington and the UConn Health Center for their dedication and care to Lee in his trying times. Friends can call Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, Tuesday (Oct 26) from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be on Wednesday, October 27 at 11:30 am at the Ahern Funeral Home followed by a funeral with full military honors at the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown CT. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ To send condolences online to the family, please visit www. ahernfuneralhome.com.

Posted by Hartford Courant on October 24, 2021.


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